Schlereth leaves with left hamstring strain
The Tigers have had their fair share of news this spring, but at least they had their health. That changed on Monday when Daniel Schlereth strained his left hamstring trying to cover first base.
Schlereth believes the injury is “very minor” and expects to be throwing again by next week. But initially, it didn’t look so minor as he limped down the right-field line towards the Tigers clubhouse with help from head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.
“I’ve never had any injuries like this,” Schlereth said afterwards. “I hurt my arm before, but that’s really the only thing I know about something injured. I just was going to cover first base and [Ryan] Strieby peeled off. I was going towards the bag and I think he was going to take it at the last second. I was sprinting and I pulled up, and my left hamstring popped a little bit.”
Schlereth will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning. Because it’s the leg with which Schlereth pushes off in his delivery, and not his landing leg, he doesn’t believe it’ll be a nagging injury for him. And missing a week or so shouldn’t cost him terribly much this early in camp, with four weeks left before camp breaks.
“At least it’s in the beginning of spring,” he said. “We’re not going to the Bronx next week.”