|Devil Rays' Navarro struck in throat by pitch|
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|Friday, 08 June 2007 17:20|
The pitch from Brian Stokes bounced short of the plate and struck Navarro underneath his mask. Trainers from both teams and several Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel tended to Navarro near home plate, and the catcher - who was writhing his legs in obvious pain - was eventually strapped to a backboard and removed on a cart.
Raul Casanova took over behind the plate for the Devil Rays. Stokes was also taken out after the delay. Right-hander Tim Corcoran was summoned to continue facing the Marlins' Josh Willingham with a 2-1 count.
Navarro was the second Devil Rays player to leave Friday's game because of injury. Center fielder B.J. Upton strained his left quadriceps in the first inning.