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Asche out of lineup with hamstring injury

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PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies third baseman Cody Asche was held out the lineup on Wednesday with what manager Ryne Sandberg called a "little tweak" of his hamstring. But Sandberg stressed that the injury was "nothing major at all."

Sandberg said Asche injured his hamstring around the sixth inning of Tuesday's loss against the Brewers, though the third baseman did not come out of the game. The manager also said Asche dealt with a similar injury in Spring Training and recovered after a day off.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies third baseman Cody Asche was held out the lineup on Wednesday with what manager Ryne Sandberg called a "little tweak" of his hamstring. But Sandberg stressed that the injury was "nothing major at all."

Sandberg said Asche injured his hamstring around the sixth inning of Tuesday's loss against the Brewers, though the third baseman did not come out of the game. The manager also said Asche dealt with a similar injury in Spring Training and recovered after a day off.

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Asche was on the field at Citizens Bank Park early on Wednesday afternoon, fielding ground balls and getting instruction from the Phillies' coaching staff. He appeared to be moving well.

Asche struggled defensively on Tuesday, committing a throwing error and mishandling some ground balls. But he said Wednesday's extra work was just part of his routine and not a reaction to Tuesday's performance.

"Yesterday was a tough day," Asche said. "I kind of rushed a throw on a ball I dove for and a couple of double-play balls that should have been made. I wouldn't say I'm frustrated, just making sure I'm getting better. That's all."

"He's working on his setup," Sandberg said. "He's working on where to hold his glove. He's working on side-to-side movement. So he's working on a lot of things. Going by last year, when I saw him in Spring Training, and then when I saw him after the All-Star break last year, he came a long way with the quick movements, side to side, so I think extra work will be a big part of getting him where he wants to be."

Jayson Nix got the start at third base on Wednesday.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jalaymance.

 

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