DETROIT (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has broken his left hand trying to make a catch.
Kiermaier was hurt in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game at Detroit. He broke his glove hand and will be evaluated again on Monday to see how long he might be sidelined.
Kiermaier, one of the top defensive outfielders in the majors, made a diving attempt to catch James McCann’s shallow flyball, but he was unable to make the play. He then immediately headed back to the dugout, holding his left arm around the wrist area.
The 26-year-old Kiermaier came into Saturday’s game hitting .240 with five home runs and 16 RBIs.
Desmond Jennings replaced Kiermaier in center field.