Red Sox

Andrew Benintendi leaves Sunday’s game after fouling ball off foot

The outfielder was a late lineup addition to replace a sick Jackie Bradley Jr.

Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox
Andrew Benintendi doubled after the injury, but came out before returning to play defense the next inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Andrew Benintendi left Sunday’s Red Sox game against Baltimore at Fenway Park after suffering a foot contusion when he fouled a ball off his right foot.

Benintendi went to the ground in pain after the foul in the third inning, much like he did during the season-opening series in Seattle, when he fouled a ball off his knee. He had trouble putting weight on his foot when he got up and lightly jogged down the first baseline.

The outfielder then got back in the batter’s box and doubled into the left-fielder corner. He had a noticeable limp heading into second and again when he ran the bases on Mookie Betts’ inning-ending flyout.


Blake Swihart came into the game in left to replace Benintendi in the top of the fourth. Benintendi originally had the day off, but was inserted into the lineup when center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was scratched with the flu.

Before the conclusion of the game, the team announced X-rays on the injury were negative.