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Angels’ Erstad May Miss Two Weeks

September 5, 1998

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Anaheim first baseman Darin Erstad may be sidelined until the final week of the season after straining his left hamstring once again.

Erstad, who got hurt Tuesday in Cleveland, had a magnetic resonance imaging exam that revealed no serious damage, but the injury is thought to be worse than the left hamstring strain that put him on the disabled list from Aug. 4-19.

Manager Terry Collins said Erstad will be re-evaluated by team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum in 7-10 days but is not expected to be able to play for at least two more weeks.

``It’s in the exact spot where he strained his hamstring the last time,″ Collins said. ``He’s going to need some time.″

Chris Pritchett, called up from Triple-A Vancouver on Tuesday, will likely see action at first. Pritchett played there most of the time while Erstad was on the disabled list and hit .300 in 10 games.

``We’ll mix and match, and move different players in and out,″ Collins said. ``We have a lot of guys on the roster now; a lot of different options.″

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