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Kapler says Alfaro's early exit 'precautionary'

Phillies catcher leaves Friday's game with right knee soreness after slipping in pursuit of wild pitch
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ST. LOUIS -- Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro left Friday's 12-4 loss to the Cardinals with right knee soreness, the team announced.

Alfaro suffered the injury running after a wild pitch in the fourth inning. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Alfaro's foot slipped out from under him.

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ST. LOUIS -- Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro left Friday's 12-4 loss to the Cardinals with right knee soreness, the team announced.

Alfaro suffered the injury running after a wild pitch in the fourth inning. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Alfaro's foot slipped out from under him.

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"He's got some right knee soreness," Kapler said. "He's going to be just fine, but that was precautionary as well. It was really kind of messy conditions out there. I just wanted to get him out of there to be cautious."

Alfaro doubled and walked in his two plate appearances before he was replaced by Andrew Knapp in the middle of the fifth. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

Joe Harris is a contributor to MLB.com based in St. Louis.

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