Phillies' Oswalt struck by line drive, leaves game

March 23, 2011 11:38:56 AM PDT
Philadelphia pitcher Roy Oswalt has been hit in the upper body by a line drive off the bat of Manny Ramirez and has left the game.

Oswalt appeared to be struck in the back of the right shoulder in the fourth inning Wednesday against Tampa Bay.

The Phillies right-hander fell to the ground and remained there until a trainer reached the mound to examine him. Oswalt stood up and after a brief discussion walked to the visiting clubhouse on his own power.

Evan Longoria homered leading off the fourth against Oswalt. Ramirez, who had a RBI double in the first, was the next batter. Oswalt, making his fourth spring training appearance, struck out four while allowing three runs and four hits in three-plus innings.

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