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Phillies' Bryce Harper, Jean Segura exit due to injuries

Field Level Media
16 Jun 2021, 16:19 GMT+10

Philadelphia right fielder Bryce Harper left the Phillies' road game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning Tuesday due to lower back tightness.

Phillies second baseman Jean Segura departed in the ninth inning because of a left groin ailment.

While Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi termed Harper as day-to-day, he was concerned that Segura might have a longer absence.

Harper struck out swinging to lead off the fourth and appeared to be in slight discomfort as he returned to the dugout. He did not return to field in the bottom of the inning, with Luke Williams moving into his outfield spot and Ronald Torreyes replacing Williams at shortstop.

Segura was lifted for pinch runner Andrew Knapp after reaching base on an error with two outs in the ninth inning. The next batter, J.T. Realmuto, struck out to end the Dodgers' 5-3 victory.

Harper finished 0-for-2 on Tuesday, but he had two hits and Philadelphia's only RBI on Monday in the series opener. He collected six hits in his previous three games and is batting .274 with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 47 games this season.

Segura went 1-for-5, lowering his average to .332, which still ranks third in the National League. He has three homers and 20 RBIs in 49 games.

--Field Level Media

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