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Bracho exits Classic outing with right hamstring injury

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Venezuelan right-hander Silvino Bracho exited Saturday's 11-10 win over Italy in the World Baseball Classic's Pool D contest in the sixth inning with an injured right hamstring. The team was still evaluating his status after the game.

Bracho, a D-backs reliever, appeared to hurt his leg after a pitch to Gavin Cecchini with two outs at Estadio de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico. After delivering the pitch into the dirt, Bracho was limping on the mound, prompting a visit from the trainer.

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Venezuelan right-hander Silvino Bracho exited Saturday's 11-10 win over Italy in the World Baseball Classic's Pool D contest in the sixth inning with an injured right hamstring. The team was still evaluating his status after the game.

Bracho, a D-backs reliever, appeared to hurt his leg after a pitch to Gavin Cecchini with two outs at Estadio de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico. After delivering the pitch into the dirt, Bracho was limping on the mound, prompting a visit from the trainer.

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Lefty Jose Alvarado replaced Bracho and retired Cecchini to end the frame. Bracho's relief appearance lasted 2/3 innings. He surrendered one hit, a single to Drew Butera, and struck out one batter, former Mariner Alex Liddi.

A half-inning after Bracho's exit, Venezuela took the lead on an RBI single by Tigers star Miguel Cabrera. Venezuela entered the game in need of a win after it was routed, 11-0, by Puerto Rico in its tournament opener on Friday.

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Bracho, 24, has made 39 relief appearances with the D-backs over the last two seasons, posting a 5.35 ERA in 37 innings.

The World Baseball Classic runs through March 22. In the U.S., games air live exclusively in English on MLB Network and on an authenticated basis via MLBNetwork.com/watch, while ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN provide the exclusive Spanish-language coverage. MLB.TV Premium subscribers in the U.S. have access to watch every tournament game live on any of the streaming service's 400-plus supported devices. The tournament is being distributed internationally across all forms of television, internet, mobile and radio in territories excluding the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. Get tickets for games at Marlins Park, Tokyo Dome, Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Mexico, Petco Park, as well as the Championship Round at Dodger Stadium, while complete coverage -- including schedules, video, stats and gear -- is available at WorldBaseballClassic.com.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.

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