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07/02/08 8:55 PM ET

Young leaves game against Yanks

Rangers shortstop injures his groin, exits after three innings

NEW YORK -- Rangers shortstop Michael Young left Wednesday's game with the Yankees after three innings with what club officials said was a "mild strain of his left groin muscle."

Young had a similar problem earlier this year against Tampa Bay and ended up missing just one game. He has also been dealing with a sore left calf muscle and a hairline fracture in the tip of his ring finger on his left hand.

Young was 1-for-2 with an RBI double before leaving the game. He was replaced at shortstop by Ramon Vazquez.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.