Snider in Leftfield with Rib Cage Strain

By on February 21, 2011

By Eddie Michels
DUNEDIN, Fla.–(RSE) If Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Travis Snider looks a bit uncomfortable in the staged photo Sunday he is.  It seems a golf outting 4-5 days ago caused him to strain his upper left rib cage muscles.

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Leftfielder Travis Snider

  “I did while golfing,” said Snider who has been taking it easy so far, “It wasn’t to bad that day but got worse in the morning.  I have been checked by the doctor and I will come along easy to be ready for April 1st (Opening Day).”
     Manager John Farrell said of Snider’s injury, “He’s making progress, we’re just bringing him along a little slow.”
     Snider has had numerous injuries over his pro career and is penciled in this spring for the left field spot in the order as Adam Lind is moving to first.
     Snider did mention that he almost broke a 100, a quest he might want to give up for now and try again in the off season.
B LUE JAYS NOTES: Manager John Farrell announced Sunday that the team will play two intra squad games.  The first on Thursday at the Englebert Complex starting at 12:30 PM.  The second on Friday at Grant Field starting at 11 AM, with both games scheduled to be six-inning affairs. …Farrell has yet to name his spring opening starter for their opener on Friday the 26 against the Tigers.
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