D-Backs' Marte forced to leave game vs. Rockies with leg cramp


Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Ketel Marte left Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies with an apparent leg injury after attempting to beat a throw to first base.

Marte crumpled to the ground after passing the base and was ultimately helped off the field by trainers.

Manager Torey Lovullo said postgame that Marte felt his leg cramping as he ran down the baseline, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The team doesn't yet know the extent of the injury.

Tim Locastro slid to center from right field following Marte's departure with Josh VanMeter taking over in right.

The 27-year-old entered Wednesday as one of baseball's hottest hitters. Through the first five games of the season, Marte was batting .522 with two home runs over 25 plate appearances. He went 0-for-3 before the injury forced him out of the game in the sixth.

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