Braves right-hander Gant leaves game with oblique strain

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher John Gant throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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ATLANTA (AP) Braves rookie right-hander John Gant left Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a left oblique strain.

After giving up a single to Chris Gimenez in the third inning, Gant grabbed his left side near his ribs after throwing a pitch to Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Assistant trainer Jim Lovell and interim manager Brian Snitker joined Gant on the mound. Gant left with Lovell after throwing a warm-up pitch.

Rookie Tyrell Jenkins replaced Gant with the Indians leading 1-0.

The Braves said Gant's status will be reassessed Tuesday.