Three San Diego Padres players sustained injuries on Tuesday in a game interim manager Pat Murphy referred to as “very unusual.”
Alonso left in the third inning with lower back tightness, which Murphy said he had been dealing with for a few days and could sideline him for several more. Alonso did not believe the injury was serious, reports MLB.com.
Norris was taken out of the game in the seventh inning after Adrian Beltre slid into his left arm, knocking Norris over as he scored. His injury was diagnosed as a hyperextended elbow and shoulder. Norris was unsure how long the injury would keep him off the field.
“Sometimes these things can bounce back quick, sometimes they linger,” Norris said. “Hopefully I wake up tomorrow and get some treatment. Hopefully we'll be okay to go tomorrow. We'll see.”
Kelley threw just one warmup pitch after Norris's injury and walked off the mound with tightness in his forearm. Murphy said Kelley's injury could be the most serious of the three, and that he would get an MRI Wednesday.
The Padres lost the game to the Texas Rangers, 8–6, dropping their record to 64–68.
- Erin Flynn