VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang left Thursday’s start in the third inning with a strained left hamstring after colliding with Russell Martin of the New York Yankees.
Wang fielded a slow roller by Martin and tried to make the play at first base. Wang stumbled toward the bag and fell as he was touching the base. The pitcher’s leg went up in the air and was hit by Martin, who was running up the line.
Wang walked off the field under his own power. The right-hander spent five years with the Yankees and won 19 games in 2006 and 2007.