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rotoworld wrote:Richard Hidalgo sat out today's game with a strained hip.
Hidalgo is day-to-day
Houston Chronicle wrote:The mere act of walking shot pain through Richard Hidalgo's right hip Sunday, worrying the Astros' right fielder a day after suffering the injury on a swing.
Hidalgo, who leads the Astros in batting average at .312, was out of the starting lineup Sunday. He hopes the latest hip problem is not the same as the one that knocked him out for all but one game in the final six weeks of last season.
Last Aug. 22, Hidalgo strained his right hip and eventually went on the disabled list. A magnetic resonance imaging test was negative on Sept. 6, so he returned from the disabled list three days later. He hit a RBI double in Sept. 9 against the Rockies but aggravated the injury running the bases and was lost for the year.
The injury was on Hidalgo's mind in the eighth inning Saturday night when he tweaked his right hip on his first swing. He struck out against Ugueth Urbina.
"It hurts a lot," Hidalgo said. "I have to see how it responds to treatment the next few days. On the first swing in the eighth, I rotated my back leg and felt a sharp pinch. It worries me because this is what hurt me last year.
"I have to have faith that it will heal. It bothers me to have injuries. I've been doing my job this year, and now I have this pain. I have to have faith, but it hurts just to walk. Hopefully, the injury will calm down in the next few days."
Manager Jimy Williams, who started Orlando Merced in right field Sunday, hopes Hidalgo's injury isn't serious.
"He looked good walking in, but there's a big difference between walking and running and playing," he said. "Let's see how he is after treatment today."
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