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Pirates' Alvarez has minor knee injury

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By Dejan Kovacevic
Friday, March 23, 2012

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pedro Alvarez, the Pirates' struggling third baseman, will miss the coming weekend of spring action because of inflammation in his left knee, the team reported.

Manager Clint Hurdle said Alvarez was hurt after running out a grounder and stepping on first base awkwardly.

Alvarez, coming off a .191 season, has gone 4 for 30 with 13 strikeouts this spring. The team said he was lifted from the game Thursday because of the knee trouble.

There is no indication that the injury is serious. General manager Neal Huntington called Alvarez "not completely healthy."

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