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Billy Butler Leaves Royals Game Early With Hand Injury

Kansas City Royals first baseman Billy Butler took a few days off a week ago to get over a minor injury. Those pesky injuries won't go away as Butler left Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins with a hand injury.

In the Twins half of the third, Butler took a bad hop on a ground ball on first injuring his hand. The Royals are calling it a bruise to his right hand at the moment.

The Royals announced the x-rays were negative so there seemingly won't be any long-term effects from the injury.

He'll be reevaluated tomorrow to determine when he'll be back.

Kila Ka'aihue took Butler's spot at first base.