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09/16/09 8:09 PM ET
Wilson tweaks heel, out of lineup
Mariners shortstop is day to day pending evaluation
By Christian Caple / MLB.com
SEATTLE -- As if an off-and-on left hamstring problem wasn't enough for Mariners shortstop Jack Wilson to deal with, he can add a bruised right heel to his injury woes. Wilson was on crutches on Wednesday, one day after being forced from Seattle's game against Chicago after stepping awkwardly on first base while running out a bunt base hit. Wilson is day to day, manger Don Wakamatsu said. "I don't know how long it's going to be," Wakamatsu said. "We'll just reevaluate it every day." Wilson has struggled at the plate since coming over from Pittsburgh in a July 29 trade. He's hitting .224 in 31 games and also missed 10 games in mid-August with a Grade 1 hamstring tear. Bill Hall, who also left Tuesday's game, was out of the lineup on Wednesday after suffering a cramp in his right quad. That ailment isn't thought to be as serious as Wilson's. "I thought he'd be able to play today, but he felt some soreness and we just feel it's probably better to give him a day," Wakamatsu said. "We'll reevaluate him tomorrow. I do not think it'll be as long as the Jack Wilson injury." Ryan Langerhans took Hall's place in left field on Wednesday, and Josh Wilson replaced Jack Wilson at shortstop.
Christian Caple is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.