Pirates 1B Steve Pearce sprains ankle
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Steve Pearce has sprained his
right ankle on a throw, forcing him out of a game against the
Third baseman Delwyn Young made a wild throw to first on Jonny
Gomes’ grounder in the second inning Monday night. Pearce chased
down the ball, planted his right foot for a quick throw to second
and twisted his ankle. Gomes was safe.
Pearce was examined on the field by a trainer and jogged in the
outfield before remaining in the game. He left an inning later.
Pearce was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on May 4. He has
been on a hitting tear, going 7 for 18 before the injury.