Found April 14, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
For the Chicago Cubs, there is a good news/bad news situation on the injury front. The bad news is that utility man Steve Clevenger will miss at least six weeks with a strained left abdomen that he suffered when he ended the Cubs’ April 13 game with a strikeout. Clevenger strained his oblique muscle on a swing and miss. He fell to the ground and needed help leaving the field. Clevenger plays catcher, first base, and third base for the Cubs and provides a left-handed bat off the bench. He was hitting just 1 for 8 (.125) so far on the season, but the Cubs will miss his versatility in the field. The good news is that Gold-Glove second baseman Darwin Barney will return to the field on Tuesday, April 16, when the Cubs host the Texas Rangers. Barney has not yet played this season due to a laceration on his left knee that he obtained right at the end of Spring Training. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat tweeted of both Clevenger and Barney: #Cubs say Clevenger out at least 6 weeks with left oblique strain. No roster move today. Barney back Tuesday — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) April 14, 2013 Barney is the 2012 N.L. Gold Glove winner for second basemen. The Cubs have had their share of defensive troubles costing them games. Barney can help shrink that problem. Clevenger will officially go on the disabled list on April 16 when Barney officially comes off. Sources: Associated Press, Cubs’ Clevenger to Miss At Least Six Weeks, sports.yahoo.com, April 14, 2013. Chicago Cubs, Steve Clevenger Player Page, cubs.mlb.com as of April 14, 2013.Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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