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Astros’ Caminiti Injures Hamstring

April 9, 2000

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston Astros third baseman Ken Caminiti left Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning because of a strained left hamstring.

Caminiti limped home from third base to score the Astros second run, then was replaced at the start of the fifth inning by Bill Spiers.

``It tightened up on me,″ Caminiti said. ``It was cramping up last night and I’ve been drinking a lot of fluids. I don’t think it’s disabling or anything major. I might be out a couple of days. We’ll know more tomorrow.″

Caminiti missed almost three months last season with a strained right calf muscle.

The Astros called his latest injury day-to-day.

Craig Biggio has been playing despite a right eye condition called conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membrane lining the eyelids and covering the eyeball.

``I’ve never had anything like this before,″ Biggio said. ``Hopefully, medication will help. It’s been three days and it’s not any better. It’s just frustrating.″

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