Scrappy, leadoff-hitting shortstop David Eckstein will miss up to two weeks of Grapefruit League action with pain in his left side. The Cardinals will be very careful not to rush him back, as he missed nearly a month with a similar injury last season.
Eckstein said he felt no discomfort this spring until Wednesday's opener against the Florida Marlins, and he's not sure how he got hurt. ?
[St. Louis Post-Dispatch]