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Jarrod Dyson strained his oblique muscle

Jarrod Dyson

Hey, the first kinda notable injury since spring training games started: Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson left today’s Cactus League game with a strained right oblique.

Dyson was slated to be the Royals primary right fielder, at the very least forming the left-hand side of a platoon with Paulo Orlando but, as was discussed over the winter, possibly giving him the job outright. He hit .250/.311/.380 in 90 games last year. He’s more important for his glove and his wheels, however, having stolen 26 bases while being caught only 3 times and showing great range.

Oblique diagnosis can be all over the place. If minor, they can sideline a player for only a couple of weeks. More often, however, it can be 4-6 weeks. If that’s the case here, Dyson can kiss his spring training goodbye.