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Joey Gallo left Tuesday night’s game against the Giants due to a groin issue

MLB: JUN 04 Rays at Rangers Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Tuesday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants with right groin tightness, in what John Blake tweeted was a “precaution.”

Gallo was replaced at the start of the eighth inning by Jason Martin, who went in at left field, with Eli White moving from left field to right field. Gallo had homered earlier in the game. In the sixth inning, Gallo walked and went to third on Adolis Garcia’s double, but appeared to be moving gingerly. He was seen in dugout stretching out his leg before going out for the seventh, but is now out of the game.

With an off day on Thursday, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Chris Woodward give Gallo the day off tomorrow to give him two days to rest and make sure he’s healthy. With Khris Davis having been DFA’d, if Gallo did need to go on the injured list, there would be an open 40 man roster spot should they choose to bring up Delino DeShields.