SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez left Friday's game against the Phillies after being struck in the lower leg by a line-drive comebacker off the bat of Philadelphia catcher Cameron Rupp, and the team said afterward that Gonzalez had a left tibia contusion.
Gonzalez left the Orioles' Spring Training complex for precautionary X-rays before the clubhouse opened to the media, but the team doesn't expect it to be a major injury.
"It looked like he walked off the field fine," bench coach John Russell said. "So I would say that he's going to be all right."
Gonzalez was scheduled to start Thursday's game against the Rays before it was canceled due to rain, forcing him to appear in Friday's contest after starter Ubaldo Jimenez and left-hander Brian Matusz.
The ball ricocheted off Gonzalez's lower leg, sending him to the ground. He stood up on his own power before walking off the field and into the Orioles' clubhouse with head athletic trainer Richie Bancells.