Ball hits Crawford in groin

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, Last Updated: 11:27 AM ET

BALTIMORE -- Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford left Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles following the top of the first inning after getting hit in the groin area with a pickoff throw.

Crawford led off first and attempted to step back on the base when pitcher Jake Arrieta's pickoff attempt hit him square in the groin area. Crawford was on the ground for an extended period of time before gingerly walking off the field.

He was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with a testicular contusion. He could miss a couple of games.


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