Freak injury of the Day: K-Rod out a few days after stepping on a cactus

K-Rod will miss a few days with a cactus-relatd injury.
K-Rod will miss a few days with a cactus-related injury. (USATSI)

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Aside from Jake Peavy cutting his finger with a fishing knife, this has been a pretty slow spring for freak injuries. Don't get me wrong, I'm not rooting for anyone to get hurt, but there are always a handful of weird injuries in camp each year and most are minor enough that we can laugh.

On Tuesday, Brewers right-hander Francisco Rodriguez gave us that first laugh-worthy freak injury of 2014:

K-Rod is expected to return to the mound in a few days. He's a veteran reliever, he only needs a handful of innings in camp to prepare for the season anyway.

Stepping on a cactus thought? I can't remember seeing that one before. Such are the perils of training in Arizona.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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