Before Tuesday night's 6-3 loss to the Marlins, Walker placed some blame on the hotel beds he endured on the Bucs' recent 10-game road trip. Fresh off three days off -- and two nights in his own bed -- Walker noted he felt fine prior to Tuesday's game, but something appeared to have nagged him, prompting the early exit.
Walker was 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. He is on pace to have the best offensive season of his career, with a .278 average and a career-high-tying 16 homers.
Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.