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MLB Injury News:
Pittsburgh Pirates will lose catcher Michael McKenry for the rest of the season after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee. After surgery on Tuesday, McKenry hopes to be ready for the start of the 2014 season.
As reported by Tom Singer and Steven Petrella of MLB.com,
"McKenry, 28, injured the knee sliding into second base on Saturday
against the Marlins, though he stayed in the game because Russell Martin
had tweaked his knee the previous night."
""The team needed me, and I needed to stay in there," McKenry, who
went 4-for-5 in the win, said on Monday. "It hurt, it really hurt. I'm
not going to lie to you. It could have caused some extra problems, but
it doesn't matter. Russ' knee was barking, and I had to take one for the
team. Like I told my wife when she asked the same thing, 'I wouldn't
take it back for a heartbeat.'""
The injury leaves the Pirates with depth issues behind the plate. Russell Martin will be the starter and Tony Sanchez, who played his first Major League game on Tuesday, is currently the backup. But the Pirates will be looking to upgrade by looking at all options at available catchers at the Major and Minor League levels.
McKenry batted .233 with 12 home runs and 39 rbi's in 88 games last season. This season, McKenry is batting only .217 with 3 home runs and 14 rbi's in 41 games. For his career, he has played in 193 games and has a .223 batting average with 17 home runs.
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