David Aardsma woke up this morning, climbed out of bed and didn't feel a grabbing pain - good news for him and the Seattle Mariners.
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"My last pitch (yesterday), I just felt my groin tighten up," he said. "It didn't pop or anything. If it hadn't been my last pitch, I'd have called them out to the mound, anyway.
"It definitely scared me a little."
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Seattle's closer has had a pulled groin muscle before, and said it was far more painful than what he's feeling now.
"In Boston, just before the All-Star break, I heard it pop and I wound up going on the disabled list twice with that," Aardsma said. "This is nothing like that."
Aardsma will be treated with ice and whirlpool therapy and held back until trainers determine there is no strain, mild or otherwise, in his right leg.
"The good news is my arm feels great and we've got a month before the season starts," Aardsma said. "There's no reason to push this. It would be stupid to push it."
Tests this morning showed no tear, no serious problem. The Mariners appear to have dodged an injury to a key player.