Viciedo doesn't expect DL with oblique strain

Viciedo doesn't expect DL with oblique strain
April 18, 2013, 10:00 pm
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TORONTO -- Dayan Viciedo swung hard and missed and then winced before he dropped to a knee in the eighth inning on Thursday night.

After he met with manager Robin Ventura and trainer Herm Schneider, the White Sox outfielder exited the game with a left oblique strain. The White Sox announced Viciedo is to be re-evaluated before Friday’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins.

“As soon as he swings it he went down, you know something was up,” Ventura said. “You knew you weren’t going to let him swing after that.”

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Viciedo said he felt better after the game and doesn’t expect to go on the disabled list, though he’d likely miss at least one game. But Viciedo, who went 7-for-15 in four games at Toronto, wasn’t wearing an ice pack as he prepared to head home with the White Sox.

“When I swung, I was pretty bad,” Viciedo said. “It feels a little better now. When I breathe hard, I feel it. But I don’t think it’s that bad.”