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Johnson leaves game after turning double play


SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Royals shortstop Elliot Johnson played just one inning before being pulled from Wednesday's game with a bruised shin.

A sliding Carlos Gomez crashed into Johnson as Johnson made a pivoting throw to first baseman Max Ramirez to complete a double play.

"He's fine, it was more of a precautionary thing," manager Ned Yost said. "He was fighting to stay in the game, but this early, let's get some ice on it."

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