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Adam Eaton sustains leg injury after tripping over first base

New York Mets v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Adam Eaton #2 of the Washington Nationals trips on base over T.J. Rivera #54 of the New York Mets in the ninth inning pitches during a baseball game at Nationals Park on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Mets won 7-5. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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Nationals’ outfielder Adam Eaton was carried off the field after stumbling over first base on Friday night. In the ninth inning of the Nationals’ 7-5 loss to the Mets, Eaton appeared to catch his ankle on the bag as he ran out an infield single, suffering a leg injury on the fall. He was unable to put pressure on his left leg after the play and required assistance by two of the Nationals’ athletic trainers as he exited the field.

Eaton is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday, but Nationals’ manager Dusty Baker told reporters that it “doesn’t look too good.” It’s the first significant leg injury the outfielder has sustained since 2014, when he went on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain. He’ll likely be replaced by Michael Taylor in center field for the next couple of games, though that could be a temporary fix as the Nationals seek a better solution during Eaton’s recovery process.

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