Diamondbacks LHP Saunders leaves with leg injury
Monday, March 12, 2012
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Joe Saunders of the Arizona Diamondbacks left his start against the Cleveland Indians after being hit in the left shin by a line drive off the bat of Carlos Santana.
Saunders got two quick outs before Santana lined a shot up the middle Monday. Saunders hustled to get the ball and threw wildly to first trying to get Santana, who went to second on the infield hit and error.
Trainers attended to Saunders, who walked to the dugout and was replaced by right-hander Joe Martinez.
Saunders was making his second spring start. In two innings against Texas, he gave up five hits and two runs.