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Gurriel Jr. exits with left hamstring tightness

September 24, 2018

TORONTO -- Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. left Monday night's 5-3 loss to the Astros after the first inning because of left hamstring tightness.Gurriel appeared to tweak something while running to first base after hitting a double-play grounder in the first. He slowly returned to the Blue Jays' dugout

TORONTO -- Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. left Monday night's 5-3 loss to the Astros after the first inning because of left hamstring tightness.
Gurriel appeared to tweak something while running to first base after hitting a double-play grounder in the first. He slowly returned to the Blue Jays' dugout after the play and was examined by Blue Jays trainer Nikki Huffman. Aledmys Diaz shifted from third base to shortstop to start the second, and Yangervis Solarte entered to man the hot corner.
Gurriel missed almost all of August because of left knee and ankle injuries and he's batting .281 with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs this season.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.