Both Jeff Karstens and Jose Tabata exited Saturday night's 4-0 win over Milwaukee due to groin injuries.
Karstens injured his right groin after making a pitch to Norichika Aoki with two runners on and one out in the eighth inning. After being evaluated by the training staff, Manager Clint Hurdle elected to remove the right-hander and call upon the bullpen to finish off the eighth inning and remainder of the game.
Karstens missed two months of the season due to a right shoulder injury in late April. But while making a rehab appearance in Altoona, the right-hander was removed from the outing with a similar injury that Karstens said was much worse than what he felt on Saturday night. Karstens said he doesn't expect to miss any time with the injury.
"When you’re out on the mound you really don’t know how bad it’s going to be," Karstens said. "I think all the tests came back pretty good, at least from my standpoint."
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