Blue Jays’ Bichette exits with right knee discomfort

Blue Jays' Bichette exits with right knee discomfort

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette was forced to leave Monday’s game against the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles in the third inning after appearing to injure his right leg while rounding first base.

The team later announced the injury as right knee discomfort.

Bo Bichette has left the game with an apparent leg injury after rounding first base.

— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 1, 2023

The two-time All-Star was tended to by training staff but was able to walk off the field. He was thrown out on the inning-ending play.

Santiago Espinal took over at shortstop in the top of the fourth inning.

Bichette, 25, is in the midst of a career year, leading the American League with 142 hits and a .318 batting average while boasting an .842 OPS with 17 homers and three steals.

The Blue Jays and Orioles began a key four-game series at Rogers Centre on Monday. The O’s hold a 1.5-game lead in the division over the second-place Tampa Bay Rays, while Toronto is 5.5 games back of Baltimore and currently occupies the second AL wild-card spot.

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