Re: What's the latest on Jr?
06/08/2006 8:00 PM ET
Center fielder expected to test tight left quad again on Friday
By William S. Hupp / MLB.com
CINCINNATI -- The combination of a tight quadriceps muscle in his left leg and Cubs left-hander Glendon Rusch on the mound were enough to keep Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. out of the lineup for the second straight game on Thursday night.
Reds manager Jerry Narron talked with Griffey early on Thursday and decided to put Ryan Freel in center field again. Griffey strained his quad while sliding into home on Adam Dunn's double during Tuesday night's win at St. Louis.
"Junior is a one-more-day type of thing. He felt much better today," Reds head trainer Mark Mann said. "He said he still felt just a little bit of stiffness and soreness in that upper quad. He just wanted to be smart and take one more day and make sure he gets over the hump."
Griffey did not do any running on Thursday, but he was expected to test his leg with a running session before Friday's game.
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