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Hill day to day after fouling pitch off left ankle

NEW YORK -- D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill left the second game of Arizona's doubleheader against the Mets for precautionary reasons after fouling a ball off his left ankle.

Hill fell to the ground immediately, but got up and walked around the area near home plate and stayed in the game. But D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said it swelled up too much for him to remain in the game.

"He had to come out of the game. It blew up pretty good on him," Gibson said. "He hit it off the top of his ankle so I had to get him out of there. I think he'll be OK, but it's pretty swollen up. He couldn't hit."

Cliff Pennington took over at second base.

Hill was 1-for-3 in Game 2, and was 0-for-2 with two walks in Game 1.

The 32-year-old missed three games last week due to a sore shoulder before returning to the lineup on Wednesday in St. Louis.

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