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Former top pick Mier out with hamstring injury

Former top pick Mier out with hamstring injury
Former first-round pick Jiovanni Mier, a shortstop who was hitting .309 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 26 at-bats at Class A Lexington, is expected to miss about three to four weeks with a hamstring injury, Astros director of player development Fred Nelson said.

Mier is going to be examined in Houston in the next few days.

"We just don't know [the severity] until he's evaluated and we get a clear picture of how severe it was," Nelson said. "It's a pretty significant hamstring injury."

In other injury news, right-hander Jack Armstrong, whom the Astros selected in the third round out of Vanderbilt in last year's Draft, is still wearing a brace after undergoing Tommy John surgery two weeks ago. Nelson said team doctors are pleased with his progress, but he'll miss all of 2012.

Former first-round pick Jiovanni Mier, a shortstop who was hitting .309 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 26 at-bats at Class A Lexington, is expected to miss about three to four weeks with a hamstring injury, Astros director of player development Fred Nelson said.

Mier is going to be examined in Houston in the next few days.

"We just don't know [the severity] until he's evaluated and we get a clear picture of how severe it was," Nelson said. "It's a pretty significant hamstring injury."

In other injury news, right-hander Jack Armstrong, whom the Astros selected in the third round out of Vanderbilt in last year's Draft, is still wearing a brace after undergoing Tommy John surgery two weeks ago. Nelson said team doctors are pleased with his progress, but he'll miss all of 2012.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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