Theriot day-to-day with foot contusion

Theriot day-to-day with foot contusion

CHICAGO -- Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot is day-to-day after bruising his left foot on a foul ball which caused him to leave Wednesday's game in the fifth inning.

"He's got a little contusion, that was the last report I got from [team doctor Stephen] Adams," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "He's fine."

Theriot had singled and scored a run in the Cubs' eight-run third inning against the Houston Astros. In the fifth, during his fourth at-bat of the game, Theriot fouled a ball off his foot and went down on his knees. He was examined by Cubs athletic trainer Mark O'Neal, but finished the at-bat, grounding out to third.

The shortstop was batting .314 and ranks second in the National League with 43 multi-hit games.

Nick Zaccardi is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.