With two men on and nobody out in the bottom of the 3rd inning of tonight's game, center fielder Kenny Lofton fouled an 0-1 pitch from Fausto Carmona off of his right foot. After hobbling around in pain for several seconds, trainer Jamie Reed came out to help escort Lofton off the field into the clubhouse.
Needless to say, this injury does not look good at all, and it appears Lofton may have broken his foot. If that's the case, you can kiss the decent return that Lofton would have brought at the trade deadline good-bye. Ughhhhh.
Desi Relaford came in to replace Lofton with an 0-2 count, and promptly grounded into a 6-4-3 double play to kill the Texas rally.
Yep, same old Rangers baseball.
UPDATE: Everybody can breathe a big sigh of relief. Victor Rojas on the KRLD radio broadcast just reported that the X-rays on Lofton's foot came back negative, and that he's been diagnosed with a "bruised big toe." Assumedly, he's day-to-day.
I guess this was one of those injuries that looked much worse than it actually was. Thank goodness.