Ben Zobrist dislocates left thumb on head first slide

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist left Wednesday's game after dislocating his left thumb in the fifth inning against Seattle.

Tampa player's hand jammed into bag after he was tagged out

Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist holds his left thumb after dislocating it attempting to steal second base in the fifth inning against Seattle on Wednesday. Zobrist was put on the 15-day disabled on Thursday. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist left Wednesday's game after dislocating his left thumb in the fifth inning against Seattle.

Zobrist walked off the field holding his left thumb after sliding head first into second base on a steal attempt Wednesday. Zobrist's hand jammed into the base after he was tagged out by Seattle's Brad Miller. Zobrist immediately yelled in pain. He had reached base on a one-out single.

The Rays later announced the thumb had been dislocated and put back into place.

He was replaced in the bottom of the fifth by Sean Rodriguez.

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