Astros second baseman Bill Hall left tonight’s game against the Mets with an ankle injury after running into the side wall while tracking down a pop up. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the team is calling it an ankle sprain. Hall’s long-term status could go a number of ways, as sprains can vary greatly in severity.
Hall originally tried to stay in the game, but was replaced by Matt Downs in the bottom of the fourth inning after he struck out. Should he miss any significant time, Downs would likely be the short-term solution, at least until Clint Barmes comes back next week. Angel Sanchez would likely take the majority of the at-bats at second in that scenario.
Hall has likely already been dropped from your fantasy team if you had drafted him after starting the year off with a .203/.230/.322 slash line coming into tonight’s game. But this should push him even further down the radar.