Kansas City Royals rookie outfielder Brett Eibner was carted off with a lateral sprain of his left ankle in the fifth inning Tuesday night.
Eibner was injured chasing a triple by Tampa Bay’s Brad Miller. The Royals said Eibner would be evaluated more on Wednesday.
Eibner began hopping on his right foot while he retrieved the ball and flipped it to center fielder Lorenzo Cain. Eibner went down as Manager Ned Yost and trainer Nick Kenney rushed to his aid. Kenney examined Eibner’s left foot and a cart was brought in to remove him.
Eibner doubled in the fourth inning to raise his average to .462 and has hit safely in all four games he has played since making his major league debut Friday. He had a walk-off single Saturday as the Royals scored seven runs in the ninth to beat the Chicago White Sox 8-7.
Jarrod Dyson replaced Eibner in left.
The Royals are the parent club of the Lexington Legends.