PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his left knee Monday night when he slipped on home plate during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox.
Souza's plastic cleats skidded across the plate as he scored from second base in the fourth inning, and he immediately fell to the ground holding his left leg. Souza put no pressure on his leg while being helped off the field by two Arizona trainers. He was scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday, the team said.
"Just a very unfortunate incident," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "I saw the tracks on home plate. I saw the tracks leaving home plate. These athletes are so strong, you put a little extra force on some cleats, you just don't how it is going to respond. The only thing I remember is him flying across the air."