Mitch Moreland leaves game with knee contusion

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Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland had to leave this afternoon’s game against the Indians after sliding into the barrier in front of the first base photo pit while chasing a foul ball. The Sox are calling it knee contusion.

It was his left knee, which has caused him trouble off-and-on over the past month and a half. Moreland tried to stay in the game but took himself out after coming to bat the next inning. He was replaced at first by Blake Swihart.

Moreland is hitting .259/.327/.472 with 15 homers and 66 RBI on the year. Further updates will no doubt come at the conclusion of today’s game.