Hip injury forces Green to sit out

Hip injury forces Green to sit out

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- While Jeff Bianchi continues to miss time with hip and groin injuries, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke announced Thursday another of his infielders, Taylor Green, will sit out for at least a few days to recover from a hip issue he sustained Tuesday.

The players' injuries have the club unsure of its infield roster depth heading into Opening Day just 10 days away.

Green hurt his hip while taking batting practice before Tuesday's game against the Angels.

"He just felt something pinch, almost like a cramp, but it's more than that," Roenicke said. "He's done it before apparently and he'll be out a little bit. We'll see how long it's going to be."

Beginning camp with an inside track to a utility-man spot, Green has struggled at the plate, batting just .139 in 36 at-bats.

As for Bianchi, the 26-year-old's health problems have limited him to one game since March 2 and he doesn't appear to be improving at any sort of steady pace.

"Not from what I've heard, he wasn't a lot better yesterday," Roenicke said. "I'm just hoping one of these days he'll come in and be a lot better."

Roenicke added that the club will take a wait-and-see approach for the rest of camp before making roster decisions, but disabled-list stints are possible for the injured players.

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