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Delmon Young exits Game 5 with mild left oblique strain

Oct 6, 2011, 10:48 PM EST

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Delmon Young took his place in left field at the beginning of the seventh inning Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, then suddenly headed back to the visitors dugout after a couple of warmup tosses. He was later spotted heading down the clubhouse steps with a trainer, clutching the left side of his abdomen.

After a short examination by team physicians, it was determined that Young — who was 2-for-4 with a solo home run before exiting — suffered a mild left oblique strain. This according to Marc Carig, a Yankees beat writer for New Jersey’s Newark Star-Ledger.

Ryan Raburn took over in left field and will bat between Don Kelly and Miguel Cabrera for the remainder of this winner-takes-all ALDS Game 5. For streaming updates, check out our Game 5 Live Chat.

  1. kiwicricket - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    Delmon only has a mild left oblique, yet he strained it.

  2. polegojim - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Yes, while pounding the ball out of the park regularly.

    GO TIGERS!!!

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