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MLB Injury News:
The injury bug seems to love biting the Chicago
Cubs. Shortstop Starlin Castro came out of his team's Spring Training game on Wednesday, February 27, after straining his left hamstring while running out a ground ball. When Castro
still felt some stiffness on Friday morning, the Cubs sent him for an MRI.
The results came in Saturday. The MRI showed minor inflammation
in Castro’s left hamstring. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat reported that Cubs’
manager Dale Sveum had initially predicted Castro possibly returning to the
lineup by Monday, March 4, but it appears now that Castro will need at least
two more days. Sveum stated on Saturday, “I think we might
be a little more cautious than normal. We might see him on the field in three
or four days." This delay would postpone Castro's return until the middle of next week.
Castro could begin taking ground
balls and doing some light running again on Sunday, March 3, but he will most
likely not see game action until at least Wednesday, March 6. Castro feels no
pain in his leg, which is a good sign that the injury is not serious.
Castro played in all 162 games
for the Cubs last season, during which he signed a seven-year deal, essentially
making Castro the Cubs’ franchise player.
MRI Reveals Inflamed Left Hamstring, cubs.mlb.com, March 2, 2013.Follow @mlbinjurynews
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