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Travis Snider sidelined by rib injury suffered while golfing

Feb 21, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT


Travis Snider has sat out the early workouts in Blue Jays camp because of a rib-cage injury suffered while golfing last week.

Snider told Gregor Chisholm of that he’s “taking a very cautious approach with the idea in mind that the ultimate goal is to be ready for Opening Day.” In other words, don’t expect to see him in the lineup when exhibition games begin shortly.

Snider has shown very good power through 183 games in the majors, smacking 25 homers and 40 doubles in 612 at-bats, but the 23-year-old former top prospect has batted just .255 with 180 strikeouts and missed two months of last season with a wrist injury.

Once healthy he’ll be the favorite to claim the everyday job in left field, but he may want to stay off the links for a while.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Feb 21, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Should have gone to the movies instead.

  2. jodave5 - Feb 21, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Baseball player

  3. cur68 - Feb 21, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Golf’s a tough sport. Just last season the beer girl thought my driver was too short and not firm enough. Man was that harsh. I feel for Snider on this one. He’s gotta warm up in the club hose before he hits those greens. However this may lead to beer girls calling out your driver. hmmm, on second thought I think its better to risk the ribs than that.

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