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Cards' Westbrook, Beltran sidelined by bruises

Thursday - 2/28/2013, 4:33pm  ET

St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran tries to get out of the way of a ball moments before being hit by a pitch thrown by Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Pitcher Jake Westbrook has left the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Miami Marlins with a bruised left knee and outfielder Carlos Beltran has departed with a bruised right toe.

Westbrook was hit on the leg by a grounder hit by Casey Kotchman leading off the second inning Thursday. The right-hander consulted with a trainer and flexed his left leg before walking to the dugout.

Beltran was hit by a pitch in the first and left the game after the inning. X-rays were negative.

Westbrook was making his first start of spring training. He went 13-11 last year but didn't pitch after Sept. 8 because of a strained right oblique.

He gave up one run in the first inning on an RBI triple by Giancarlo Stanton.


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