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Reds’ Griffey Leaves Game Injured

June 8, 2002

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Cincinnati Reds star Ken Griffey Jr. limped off the field during Friday night’s game against the Anaheim Angels with a mild strain of his right hamstring.

Griffey only returned to the Reds a little more than two weeks ago after missing 41 games earlier this season with a torn tendon in his right knee. This injury is to the same leg, but it’s a different area.

With the Reds trailing 4-0, Griffey pulled up lame after hustling to first base on a fielder’s choice grounder in the fourth inning. Reggie Taylor pinch-ran for Griffey and replaced him in center field.

Angels team physician Dr. Craig Milhouse examined Griffey. He is day to day.

Griffey was hurt on April 7 when he injured the knee in a rundown during a game against Milwaukee. He came into Friday night’s game batting just .208 with two homers and four RBIs.

Griffey tore his left hamstring in spring training last year, limiting him to 111 games.

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