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D-backs’ Trevor Bauer getting treatment on groin

Trevor Bauer made his much-anticipated Major League debut
Thursday night, going four innings against the Atlanta
Braves at Turner Field.

One of the reasons for the short outing was a troublesome
groin cramp that has bothered the rookie on a few
occasions
this season.

Friday, the former UCLA All-American talked about the
treatment he’s receiving for the injury.

“A lot of hip repositioning stuff to try to talk off some
of the pressure and some soft tissue stuff, get some of
the swelling out of there and try to get it to calm down a
little bit,” Bauer said.

Words like ‘pressure’ and ‘swelling’ paint a bleak picture
as far as injury prognosis go, but Bauer doesn’t seem all
that concerned.

“It’s been worse in Mobile, and I never missed a start, so
I should be fine,” he said.

Bauer is scheduled to take the hill Tuesday night against
the San Diego Padres at Chase Field in what would be his
home debut.