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Abreu, Smith leave White Sox’ game with injuries

Jose Abreu fouls off a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — First baseman Jose Abreu and catcher Kevan Smith left the White Sox’ Cactus League game Tuesday against the Rangers, Abreu with a tight left hamstring and Smith with a sprained left ankle.

Manager Rick Renteria told reporters that both players were smiling after the game.

‘‘We’ll know on both of them a little more [Wednesday], once they come out and get re-evaluated,’’ Renteria said.

Abreu singled and grounded into a double play before being replaced to start the third inning.


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‘‘Fortunately, it looked like he was just cramping up or maybe just a light stretch,’’ Renteria said. ‘‘He’s doing good. I’m sure we’ll preserve our use of him in the next few days and see where he’s at.’’

Smith stopped on his way to second on a hit by Adam Engel and appeared to be in pain. He needed assistance from trainers to walk off the field. Smith has been battling Omar Narvaez for the backup-catcher’s job.

‘‘[Smith] is going to be limited,’’ Renteria said. ‘‘But [Wednesday] will be the better day to see where they’re at.’’

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