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Brewers' Gallardo has mild groin strain

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Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo was scratched from his Sunday start against the Chicago Cubs because of a minor groin strain, reported Saturday.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the injury could affect Gallardo's availability for the World Baseball Classic.

Gallardo sustained the injury during his start against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.

He will throw a bullpen session on Sunday and plans to throw an inning on Tuesday. At that point, the Brewers will decide if Gallardo can pitch for Mexico in the WBC.

"We're going to be cautious with him," Roenicke said. "That's why we're doing what we're doing. ... We need to test to make sure he's 100 percent before he goes to the Classic. If he's not ready, then no, he will not pitch."

Left fielder Ryan Braun fouled a pitch off his left knee Thursday and is questionable to play Saturday. It should not affect his WBC status with Team USA.

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