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MLB Injury News:
The aging Lance Berkman, who suffered a knee injury last year and contemplated retirement this offseason, has already suffered his first injury of the spring. Berkman has what's being called a mild calf strain. He is listed as day-to-day, but there is a chance he won't play over the weekend as games ramp up.
The calf tightened up during drills on Tuesday, and Berkman was listed as day-to-day starting on Wednesday says Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas.
“It’s slightly more than normal muscle soreness, but I don’t think it’s anything to worry about,” said Berkman, who is wearing a sleeve on his leg.
In other Rangers' news, Colby Lewis and Joakim Soria are making progress as they both return from major surgeries. Lewis had the less serious flexor tendon surgery in his elbow while Soria had Tommy John surgery.
Durrett says Lewis should make his return to the mound on March 1st or 2nd. He is throwing from 135 feet and is on track. As for Soria, the former closer threw 30 pitches off the mound yesterday. He will continue doing so as he works on all of his pitches and gets himself game-ready.
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