OAKLAND -- A's All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman left Wednesday's game against the Mariners after two innings with left ankle soreness.
Chapman took a couple of uncomfortable swings in the first inning before fouling out to first. He stayed in the game through the second inning before being replaced by Chad Pinder at third base, with Robbie Grossman entering the game in left field.
Tuesday night, Chapman tripped over Pinder while making a running catch in shallow left field. That may have contributed to his soreness.
Scary moment as Matt Chapman trips over Chad Pinder. Fortunately, both are ok. Chapman went a LONG way to make that catch. #Athletics pic.twitter.com/hW6NotnY69— Ben Ross (@BenRossTweets) July 17, 2019
Chapman, 26, has been on a tear since the All-Star break, going 9-for-16 with a home run, three doubles, seven RBI, and four runs scored. For the season, he is slashing .279/.363/.552 with 22 home runs and 59 RBI.
Chapman leads the A's in homers, triples, doubles, RBI, batting average, and OPS.