UPDATE: Mark Sheldon of MLB.com brings word that Hamilton is considered day-to-day with a sore right groin.
4:54 p.m. ET: According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton made an early exit from today’s game against the Cardinals in the eighth inning due to an apparent injury.
Hamilton suffered the injury after he beat out an infield single. He appeared to tweak something while trying to avoid the first baseman and could be seen stretching his leg. That’s obviously not something you want to see with someone whose speed is integral to his game. The Reds should provide an update soon.
The infield single snapped an 0-for-14 hitless streak for Hamilton, who is batting just .195 (8-for-41) with a .267 on-base percentage through 11 games. On the bright side, he is 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts.