Mon May 29 3:33pm ET
Field Level Media
St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Lars Nootbaar exited Monday afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning with back spasms.
He was injured chasing a double by Nick Pratto into the right-center field gap leading off the third. He exited and was replaced by Oscar Mercado, who also took Nootbaar's spot in the order, batting leadoff.
Nootbaar was 0-for-1 before leaving.
Nootbaar is batting .266 with four home runs and 25 runs in 42 games this season.
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