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Griffey Out of Lineup With Injury

August 17, 2002

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CINCINNATI (AP) _ Ken Griffey Jr. was expected to miss a couple of starts because of a sore left thigh.

Griffey aggravated the thigh while chasing Randy Johnson’s double Thursday night during the Cincinnati Reds’ 7-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He had an MRI on Friday that found nothing more than a strain.

``We hope to be able to get him out there in a couple of days,″ Dr. Timothy Kremchek said.

Griffey was available to pinch hit Friday night against the Houston Astros. The outfielder has been limited to 37 starts because of a torn tendon in his right knee, a pulled right hamstring and the sore left thigh, which has bothered him for a while.

``I can run, I just can’t stop,″ Griffey said Friday.

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