Last year it was a scorpion sting, now it’s a cactus.
The Milwaukee Brewers were hit with another strange spring training injury Wednesday, as manager Ron Roenicke revealed Francisco Rodriguez may have his Cactus League debut pushed back because the veteran reliever stepped on a cactus.
Rodriguez was barefoot when he took the misstep Tuesday, the team’s first day off during the exhibition season.
"He took a lot (of the spines) out, but there’s some more in there," Roenicke said. "I don’t think it’s that big of a setback, but I imagine he’s pretty sore today. I don’t know if you guys have stepped on one, but you know how little some of the (spines) are? And they’re in there for a while."
Rodriguez, who signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Brewers in February, reported to camp late after having issues getting a work visa amidst the turmoil in his native Venezuela.