B.J. Upton leaves vs. Marlins

Updated: May 20, 2011, 11:23 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Center fielder B.J. Upton left the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-3 loss to the Florida Marlins on Friday night with tightness in his left buttock. His status is day to day.

Upton grounded out in the first inning and came out of the game in the third.

"The trainers were afraid it was a hamstring," Upton said. "But it's not. After my first AB, I kind of got jammed and my foot stuck and I stumbled."

Manager Joe Maddon said Upton might be available off the bench Saturday. He's batting .258 with seven homers and 27 RBIs, and he has hit .326 with three homers in the past 12 games.


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