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Francisco Rodriguez Injured After Stepping On Cactus


Baseball players are known for suffering uncanny injuries, especially members of the Milwaukee Brewers.

In 2006, Brewers’ reliever Matt Wise sliced his middle finger on his pitching hand and was unable to pitch for a few days. In 2012, Jonathan Lucroy broke his hand when a suitcase fell on him while searching for a sock. He was out for over a month.

The Brewers’ streak of freak injuries continued when Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a cactus while barefoot on Monday night.

Rodriguez, who has yet to make his spring training debut, boasted a 2.70 ERA between the Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. The Brewers re-signed Rodriguez to a one-year, $3.25 million contract this winter.

Rodriguez is likely to miss a few games as his foot recovers.

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  • Reese Kaplan

    I’d do it for Dickey but not for Niese. Niese will locked up for longer than the 2 years Dickey’s contract extension would involve.