WASHINGTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez left Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning with a sprained left ankle.
Martinez is usually a designated hitter but was playing right field in an NL park.
Boston replaced him with a pinch-hitter in the top of the sixth, and Hunter Renfroe moved from center field to right in the bottom half.
Martinez began Sunday with a .286 average, an AL-leading 42 doubles, 28 homers and 99 RBIs.
The Red Sox went into the day tied for the top AL wild-card spot with the New York Yankees.
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