Amarista exits game with hamstring strain

Amarista exits game with hamstring strain

SAN DIEGO -- Alexi Amarista exited Monday's game vs. the Brewers with a left hamstring strain during the bottom of the fifth inning of a 7-3 victory.

Moments after tying the game at two with an RBI single, Amarista went from first to third base on a Wil Myers double to left-center. After rounding second, Amarista slowed up and reached for his left leg before making his way safely to third.

After a visit with the team trainer, Amarista was replaced with pinch-runner Christian Bethancourt.

Padres manager Andy Green said after the game that Amarista was sore, but the team wasn't sure if the injury would require a DL stint at this point.

"We'll wait and see where he is tomorrow," Green said. "I wouldn't want to handicap it right now."

With one hit in three at-bats Monday, Amarista was hitting .389 (7-for-18) through seven games in July and August.

"It's frustrating," Green said. "He's been through so much and he's been playing so well too. Tons of energy, good at-bats since he's been back with us… He really was playing himself into a consistent opportunity.

"I know it's frustrating for him, it's kind of frustrating for all of us. We've gone through this all season long."

Carlos Collazo is a reporter for MLB.com based in San Diego. Follow him on Twitter @CarlosACollazo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.