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Cincinnati Reds right-hander Hunter Greene was removed from Monday’s game against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays after three innings with what the team called a right tibia contusion.

The team said Greene underwent X-rays on his leg that were negative.

Tampa Bay’s Yandy Diaz hit a ground ball with no outs in the top of the third that struck Greene’s right shin. The grounder had a 97-mph exit velocity, but Diaz was retired on the play when the ball caromed to first baseman Wil Myers, who stepped on the bag to get the out.

Greene had a noticeable limp and was examined by manager David Bell and trainer Tomas Vera before throwing several warm-up pitches. The right-hander remained in the game and got the final two outs of the third before exiting prior to the fourth.

Greene held the Rays scoreless over three innings, allowing three hits and striking out one. He departed with a with a 1-0 lead and the Reds went on to win the game 8-1 over the AL East leading Rays.

Right-hander Buck Farmer took over for Greene, 23, who entered Monday with a 5.14 ERA in three starts. He has not earned a decision in any of his outings so far this season.

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Reds RHP Hunter Greene leaves Rays game with leg contusion