Zambrano Leaves Game Early With Leg Injury

Colby PashContributor IMay 3, 2009

CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 17, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Carlos Zambrano left Sunday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left leg injury after beating out a bunt.

The pitcher left the game in a 2-2 tie against the Florida Marlins. Initially, the pitcher discussed the leg injury with first base coach Matt Sinatro and stayed in the game. A pitch later, manager Lou Piniella further investigated the injury, and Zambrano left the game for pinch runner, and starting pitcher, Rich Harden due to a short bench. Angel Guzman took over the following inning.

The pitcher left the game in a tie, but after a grand slam by first baseman Derrek Lee, he remained elibilble for the win.

It is unclear the severity of the injury, although Zambrano appeared to be in little pain.