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Putnam, Cabrera exit early with injuries

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CHICAGO -- Left fielder Melky Cabrera and right-handed reliever Zach Putnam both exited early from Saturday's 7-0 loss to Cleveland at Guaranteed Rate Field due to injuries.

Cabrera collided with the left-field wall while chasing a Jose Ramirez foul ball in the seventh and banged up his left wrist. He was taken out for precautionary measures, with Jacob May pinch-hitting for him and getting his first Major League hit in the bottom half of the frame. X-rays were negative.

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CHICAGO -- Left fielder Melky Cabrera and right-handed reliever Zach Putnam both exited early from Saturday's 7-0 loss to Cleveland at Guaranteed Rate Field due to injuries.

Cabrera collided with the left-field wall while chasing a Jose Ramirez foul ball in the seventh and banged up his left wrist. He was taken out for precautionary measures, with Jacob May pinch-hitting for him and getting his first Major League hit in the bottom half of the frame. X-rays were negative.

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"I felt it was something serious," said Cabrera, through interpreter Billy Russo, of his first reaction to the injury. "But I feel good. Kind of sore."

"Going in there, he jammed his left wrist into that fencing," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "They took an X-ray and it was negative. Everything's OK. Maybe a very mild sprain."

Renteria pointed to more of a muscular situation for Putnam, who left after walking Carlos Santana to start the seventh with what was described as right elbow tenderness. It was Putnam's first walk among 28 batters faced this season.

Putnam underwent season-ending surgery on Aug. 5 of last season to remove bone fragments from his right elbow. But like Cabrera, he is listed as day to day.

"Actually it's just the back of his, more like triceps," said Renteria of Putnam. "He should be fine, actually. We're not too concerned about it, to be honest."

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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