Detroit Tigers outfielder Nomar Mazara leaves game vs. Astros with left abdominal strain

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nomar Mazara left from Wednesday’s video game versus the Houston Astros at Minute Housemaid Park with a left stomach stress.

The schedule for Mazara’s return is uncertain.

Throughout the top of the 4th inning, the 25-year-old swung at the very first pitch versus reducer Joe Smith and right away grabbed abdominal areas, recoiling in discomfort. He took 2 balls prior to supervisor AJ Hinch and athletic fitness instructor Doug Teter headed out to examine him.

Without much of a conversation, Mazara strolled back to the dugout. JaCoby Jones pinch-hit for him. Acquiring a 2-1 count, he worked a walk to fill the bases. The next batter, Renato Nunez, grounded out to shortstop. Still, the Tigers handled 3 runs in the 4th for a 6-0 lead.

Nomar Mazara of the Detroit Tigers reacts to a call at bat during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 13, 2021, in Houston.

Nomar Mazara of the Detroit Tigers responds to a call at bat throughout the 4th inning versus the Houston Astros at Minute Housemaid Park on April 13, 2021, in Houston.

In the bottom of the 4th, Jones took control of in center field. Novice Akil Baddoo moved to ideal field, while Robbie Grossman remained in left field.

This season, Mazara is 9-for-38 (.237) with 2 crowning achievement, 5 RBIs, 2 strolls and 7 strikeouts. He has actually currently doubled his home-run overall from the 2020 season, when he introduced one long ball in 42 video games for the Chicago White Sox.

From 2016-19 with the Texas Rangers, Mazara squashed a minimum of 19 crowning achievement each season. He signed with the Tigers this offseason on a one-year, $1.75 million agreement.

Mazara struck his 2nd crowning achievement in 2021 in the 4th inning of Tuesday’s 8-2 win, assisting to offer the Tigers their very first series win versus the Astros in Houston because Might 2013.

Evan Petzold is a sports press reporter at the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at epetzold@freepress.com or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold.

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