Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez injures himself after stepping on cactus

Brewers’ Francisco Rodriguez injures himself after stepping on cactus

Francisco Rodriguez injures self cactus

The first freak injury of the baseball season belongs to the former closer, Francisco Rodriguez. The 32-year-old reliever was supposed to make his debut with the Brewers in Spring Training on Tuesday but then he stepped on a cactus.

“They took out a lot of the thorns but there’s still some in there,” said manager Ron Roenicke. “I don’t think it’s that big of a setback but I imagine he’s pretty sore today. You know how little some of the thorns are and they break off in there. So, I┬ádon’t know. But that’s what’s going on.”