Second baseman falls while charging a bunt

Updated: July 27, 2004, 2:55 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Minnesota Twins second baseman Nick Punto broke his right collarbone while charging a ball in the first inning of Monday night's game with the Chicago White Sox.

Nick Punto

Punto charged Willie Harris' bunt and fell as he unsuccessfully tried to scoop it and throw to first. Harris reached on a single.

Punto was examined on the field by a trainer and later had X-rays at U.S. Cellular Field that revealed the break. He was replaced by Luis Rivas.

Punto, who lined out in the top of the first, has appeared in 38 games, batting .253.

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