HOUSTON -- Houston Astros shortstop Adam Everett broke his
right leg in today's collision with teammate Carlos Lee in the
fourth inning against Oakland.
Team officials say Everett will be out four to eight weeks.
Everett was backpedaling to left field to chase a fly ball when
Lee came forward and slid into him, crashing into his right leg.
Neither player came up with the ball.
Lee got up immediately, but Everett remained on his hands and
knees -- obviously in pain -- until trainers reached the outfield.
He was picked up, placed on a cart and taken for X-rays.
Mark Loretta moved from third base to shortstop and Morgan
Ensberg came in at third base.