Alonso exits in 7th with left knee soreness

A's first baseman doesn't believe injury to be serious

Alonso exits in 7th with left knee soreness

SEATTLE -- A's first baseman Yonder Alonso was pulled from Wednesday's 4-0 loss in Seattle in the seventh inning with left knee soreness, an injury he believes to be minor.

Alonso will be re-evaluated in Oakland on Thursday, ahead of the club's opener of a four-game series against the Red Sox.

"I feel good. I feel fine," Alonso said. "It doesn't really hurt right now, but when it happened, it was a little flare-up and they didn't want it to get any worse."

Alonso said his left leg stuck in the ground while he was swinging through a pitch in the fifth.

"That plate has that black mud [around] it, so it's a little sticky, and I like to dig in," Alonso said. "I don't think it's anything major, anything serious, but at that point, I was feeling it a little bit on defense. They noticed, and they wanted to see what was going on. At that point, they were being more cautious than anything."

Alonso leads the A's in home runs, already belting a career-high 12 long balls.

"We'll see how he is tomorrow," manager Bob Melvin said. "Hopefully it's minor, but we'll see."

Jane Lee has covered the A's for since 2010. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.