Mar 21, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT
According to Zach Levine of the Houston Chronicle, Astros shortstop Tommy Manzella suffered a strained right quadriceps while trying to beat out a grounder during Saturday’s spring game against the Yankees.
The injury isn’t considered horribly serious, but he’s likely to miss at least a week while the swelling subsides. Manzella hit .289/.339/.417 with nine homers, 31 doubles, 56 RBI and 12 stolen bases last season in 133 games for Triple-A Round Rock and was performing well this spring in major league camp. If healthy, he’s expected to start at shortstop for the Astros. Should he require a bit more recovery time once the season begins, look for Jeff Keppinger to pick up the slack at the shortstop position.
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