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Frazier expects brief disabled list stint

Super-utilityman's left hamstring strain feeling better
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PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates may not be without injured super-utilityman Adam Frazier for long.

The Pirates placed Frazier on the 10-day disabled list on Monday (retroactive to Sunday) with a left hamstring strain. He received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection on Monday and "feels better every day," head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said on Wednesday.

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PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates may not be without injured super-utilityman Adam Frazier for long.

The Pirates placed Frazier on the 10-day disabled list on Monday (retroactive to Sunday) with a left hamstring strain. He received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection on Monday and "feels better every day," head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said on Wednesday.

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After Thursday's off-day, Tomczyk said the Pirates will "re-engage" Frazier in Miami on Friday. If all goes according to plan, Frazier will begin baseball activities shortly afterward. Frazier said on Tuesday he hopes to be back shortly after his minimum 10-day stint is served.

"Unfortunately, he's got to serve 10," Tomczyk said. "I don't think it'll be 11 [days], but the hope is it's not much longer after. … First and foremost is the short- and long-term health of the player. This is a marathon. Two weeks now will hopefully keep him fresher for the rest of the season."

Tomczyk was awaiting word on the availability of infielder David Freese, who felt his right hamstring tighten up after running down the first-base line on Monday. Freese was not available in Pittsburgh's 1-0 loss on Tuesday, which became apparent when he was not called upon to pinch-hit for Alen Hanson in a critical seventh-inning spot against the Cubs.

Freese is considered day to day, and Tomczyk said the Pirates' OPS and RBI leader felt better on Wednesday.

Lefty reliever Antonio Bastardo, placed on the DL on Tuesday due to a left quad strain, will go through a "short period of rest" before being reassessed on Friday. At some point, Bastardo will begin a throwing program on flat ground at the club's Pirate City complex in Bradenton, Fla.

Adam Berry has covered the Pirates for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, read his blog and listen to his podcast.

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