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Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez hurt while stepping on cactus

Francisco Rodriguez's spring training debut for the Milwaukee Brewers could be delayed after the pitcher injured a foot by stepping on a cactus. Rodriguez reported late because of a visa problem and was expected to make his first appearance Thursday.

Milwaukee reliever was expected to make 1st spring appearance Thursday

The spring training debut of Milwaukee Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez has been delayed after the reliever injured himself stepping on a cactus. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Francisco Rodriguez's spring training debut for the Milwaukee Brewers could be delayed after the pitcher injured a foot by stepping on a cactus.

Rodriguez reported late because of a visa problem and was expected to make his first appearance Thursday against San Diego in Peoria.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says "he took out a lot of the thorns, but there some more in there" and adds "I don't think it's that big of a setback, but I imagine he's pretty sore today."

The 32-year-old agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract last month.

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