Yankees' Harrison Bader leaves loss with bruised ribs after HBP

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader left during the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 7-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels because of bruised ribs after being hit by Jose Soriano's pitch.

Bader went to first base, but was replaced in center field by Isiah Kiner-Falefa when the Yankees took the field in the bottom of the sixth.

Manager Aaron Boone told reporters after the game that it remained to be determined if Bader would miss any time. He said initial tests conducted during the game came up negative, but that an X-ray and additional scans would be conducted when the team returned to New York.

The Yankees are off Thursday before opening a three-game series against Kansas City on Friday.

Bader was 0 for 2 after hitting safely in eight of his last 12 games.