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Pudge to test oblique in rehab assignment

Pudge to test oblique in rehab assignment

Pudge to test oblique in rehab assignment
WASHINGTON -- Ivan Rodriguez will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday with Class A Potomac, where he is scheduled to catch five innings against the host Frederick Keys.

Rodriguez already had a rehab assignment in early August with Double-A Harrisburg cancelled after a setback with his strained right oblique. But Rodriguez swung a bat in the batting cage the past three days and came out feeling OK.

"If I feel good, I'll play, but I have to go and test it," Rodriguez said. "Right now I'm swinging good. I feel it once in a while, but it's not a big deal."

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Rodriguez said he would catch seven innings on Monday, nine on Wednesday and make his final rehab appearance as a designated hitter on Thursday if all went well.

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