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04/06/08 2:22 PM ET
Winn, Yabu sidelined with injuries
Rowand shooting for home opener despite inconclusive X-rays
By Jeffrey Zampanti / Special to MLB.com
MILWAUKEE -- The injury bug continued to hit the San Francisco Giants as starting right fielder Randy Winn and reliever Keiichi Yabu were each listed as doubtful before the start of Sunday's finale of the three-game series at Miller Park. Winn is currently sidelined with a right ankle bruise, suffered during the follow-through of his swing in an at-bat in Saturday's 5-4 defeat. Giants manager Bruce Bochy described Winn's injury as somewhat of a freak incident, but it certainly seemed to pale in comparison to Yabu's ailment. The right-hander is out with abrasions to both eyes after an elastic, arm-strengthening band snapped back and caught him across the face before Saturday's game. "He was doing the arm exercises with the hooks on the locker and it just popped off," Bochy said. "He carries it with him everywhere. It just came right back and got him." Yabu complained of blurred vision and is day-to-day, according to Bochy. "They thought it would take about 24 hours [to recover] when he did it," Bochy said. "He's improved quite a bit." The Giants are already without Aaron Rowand. The starting center fielder had X-rays on his injured ribs Sunday and the results were inconclusive. Rowand is scheduled to receive another exam Monday and could be in the lineup for the home opener, according to Bochy. "I want to be out there playing," said Rowand, who suffered the injury on an attempted diving catch Wednesday in Los Angeles. "They want to give me a couple days off. It is what it is." Giants currently on the disabled list are pitchers Vinnie Chulk (shoulder), Noah Lowry (forearm surgery), infielder Kevin Frandsen (Achilles tendon) and Omar Vizquel (knee surgery).
Jeffrey Zampanti is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.