Julio Rodriguez leaves Mariners game in bottom of first

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez, left, walks off the field with manager Scott Servais, middle right, and a trainer during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. — After leading off Thursday afternoon's came with a double into the left field corner and later scoring on Mitch Haniger's single to right field, Julio Rodriguez exited the Mariners game in the bottom of the first inning, presumably with more lower back discomfort that kept him out of games in the previous series in Anaheim.

The Mariners have not made an announcement as to his injury.

The Mariners scored three runs in the first inning, and Rodriguez jogged to his customary spot in center field. After George Kirby gave up a double to leadoff hitter Tony Kemp and issued a rare walk to Vimael Machin, Rodriguez signaled to the dugout, and athletic Taylor Bennett and manager Scott Servais jogged out to the outfield check on him.

After a brief conversation, Rodriguez walked off the field with them and straight to the training room.

This story will be updated.

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