Balfour hurt in freak injury involving Hickey

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Rays reliever Grant Balfour hurt (intercostal strain) as result of a freak injury, involving horseplay w/pitching coach Jim Hickey on field before Friday game.

Manager Joe Maddon called it "a freaky, fluky thing," said such on-field horseplay is common, won't be banned.

[Last modified: Monday, August 30, 2010 12:15am]

    

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