Padres' Manny Machado suffers sprained ankle vs. Rockies; X-rays come back negative

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado exited Sunday's loss against

The Colorado Rockies in the first inning after suffering a sprained ankle while trying to beat out a ground ball.

Machado has since undergone X-rays on the ankle

 Those coming back negative, according to the Padres' team Twitter account.

The Padres have not officially placed Machado on the injured list

but they appear to be bracing for such a maneuver.

per Baseball Reference's calculations; that's the highest among big-league position players.

His struggles were unsurprising, as he appeared in just 42 Double-A games last season before suffering a season-ending injury

They entered the day just a half-game back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for first in the National League West.