Mariners CF Julio Rodríguez exits game with sore lower back

TORONTO (AP) — Seattle Mariners star Julio Rodríguez left Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth inning because of a sore lower back.

He was replaced in center field by AJ Pollock.

The 22-year-old Rodríguez won the AL Rookie of the Year award last season and was selected for the All-Star Game.

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He began the day batting .236 with five homers, 13 RBIs and a .745 OPS this year.


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