Cameron Expected Back Next Week
PHOENIX (AP) -- Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron could be swinging a bat as soon as Saturday and is expected to return in a few days from a strained ribcage muscle.
Manager Ken Macha said Friday that Cameron's injury to an intercostal muscle on his left side needs a few days of rest.
Cameron was upbeat in the clubhouse, but wasn't sure when he'd be back in the field after getting hurt during a drill.
"I feel good, but my ribs feel bad," he said.
Cameron, a three-time Gold Glove winner, hit .243 with 25 homers and 70 RBIs last year in his first season in Milwaukee.
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