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Middlebrooks carted off field with leg injury

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies infielder Will Middlebrooks appeared to suffer a serious left leg injury in the eighth inning of Saturday afternoon's 9-6 win over the Orioles at Spectrum Field.

Middlebrooks collided with left fielder Andrew Pullin as both pursued a pop fly. It appeared Middlebrooks' left ankle got caught underneath Pullin.

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies infielder Will Middlebrooks appeared to suffer a serious left leg injury in the eighth inning of Saturday afternoon's 9-6 win over the Orioles at Spectrum Field.

Middlebrooks collided with left fielder Andrew Pullin as both pursued a pop fly. It appeared Middlebrooks' left ankle got caught underneath Pullin.

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Middlebrooks immediately rode to a local hospital for X-rays and further evaluation.

"Pretty emotional moment," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "He was disappointed to come out of the game, especially after busting his [rear end] the first five or six days [of camp] and being in really, really good condition and being excited about camp. We'll see how this goes. You put yourself in his position. A ton of hard work leads up to that moment. [He gave] everything he [had] on that play."

"It was kind of one of those balls that's in between," Pullin said. "I was running hard and I didn't hear him call it, and I didn't call it because I wasn't sure if I could get to it. At the last minute I slid for it. I'm not sure if he called it." 

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Pullin said Middlebrooks appeared to be in a lot of pain.

"Yeah," he said. "He wasn't doing too good."

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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