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Giants’ Affeldt out

Mon., July 22, 2013, midnight

San Francisco Giants lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt will be sidelined up to six weeks after he strained his left groin Saturday, feeling and hearing a pop on a pitch against Arizona. Affeldt was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Affeldt, who already missed time with a strained right oblique muscle, said he had experienced some discomfort in the groin for a couple of weeks and might have “cost” the team some games by pitching through it. He said it’s possible the two injuries are related. “Sometimes being a tough guy doesn’t always work out too well,” Affeldt said. “Sometimes you’ve got to learn when not to be one.” Affeldt, a graduate of Northwest Christian High School, is 1-4 with a 3.51 ERA in 38 appearances and 33 1/3 innings this season. – AP

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