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REST FOR THE WRIST
Third baseman Ian Stewart was back with the team Wednesday after doctors at the Cleveland Clinic examined his sore wrist and injected another dose of cortisone in a new area to ease the discomfort.
“Part of me is glad they found something different, which they did,” he said. Doctors found an area where some bones may be rubbing, perhaps after healing from an old injury. “He showed me the other hand [images] and it looked different,’ he said.
For now, doctors have advised he rest several more days to allow the cortisone to take proper effect, then begin working back to be able to play when he is eligible to come off the disabled list June 29.
There is still a chance he faces off season surgery to correct the condition.
“The cortisone has helped other players get through the season,” he said. “We’ll give it six weeks or so. If it doesn’t feel better, we might have to go the other route.”