Padres' Salazar slams into scoreboard

Updated: September 1, 2009, 12:31 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Padres outfielder Oscar Salazar left Monday night's game against Washington after hurting himself while making a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch in the seventh inning.

With a runner on first, one out and the Padres leading 2-1, Salazar caught Willie Harris' fly ball on the warning track, then slammed into the pitcher's scoreboard. He bounced off the scoreboard, limped a few steps, threw the ball in, then fell to the grass and grabbed his left knee.

After being tended to, he walked off on his power and was replace by Drew Macias.

Normally an infielder, Salazar made his first start in left field.


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