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4.25.2007

Sheets Bothered By Groin Injury

Ben Sheets left after the third inning due to a groin injury.
Milwaukee Brewers ace Ben Sheets left Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs in the third inning with a strained right groin.

The tough-as-nails righty apparently suffered the injury on the final play of the inning - a Derrek Lee forceout - and walked gingerly to the dugout without returning to the game.

Sheets had given up four hits over three scoreless innings and was replaced by right-hander Elmer Dessens.

Sheets, 28, entered the game with a 1-2 record and a 5.00 ERA over his first four starts after battling a variety of injuries over the previous two seasons.

[ESPN]

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