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Grossman still out with injured ankle

Grossman still out with injured ankle

HOUSTON -- Robbie Grossman was out of the Houston lineup on Friday for a second straight game, mending a rolled ankle suffered on Wednesday.

Grossman hit inside in the cage on Friday and the outfielder remains day to day. Grossman did not hit in the cage on Thursday.

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"I'm trying to get the soreness out," said Grossman. "I'm ready to go when they tell me to."

Grossman twisted his left ankle rounding first base following a single on Wednesday against Oakland, on a 2-for-4 night. The injury is not considered serious.

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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