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The Walking Wounded Report

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Cabrera, as those of you who saw the game know, was hit by a pitch in the left elbow area.

All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera was hit above the left elbow with an inside fastball in the third inning and left the game after scoring Florida's second run.

He was listed as day-to-day. The Marlins hope there is no significant swelling today that could force their most productive hitter out of action when they need him most.

Cabrera was X-rayed Wednesday at Busch Stadium but will undergo another X-ray today at a local hospital.

"His arm blew up a little bit. Hopefully it responds well to the treatment,'' manager Joe Girardi said.

Hopefully it is nothing but I wouldn't be surprised to see the team give him a day or two of rest while the swelling and pain subsides.  No need to have him compensate in his swing for the pain.  And besides, Wes Helms is hot at the moment.  Sure he isn't Cabrera but he can fill in nicely for a day or two.

The final installment of the report is that Logan Kensing is definitely done for this season and probably the next one too.

Reliever Logan Kensing was examined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday.

After undergoing a series of tests, Kensing is scheduled to have Tommy John elbow surgery on Thursday.

Most likely, the rookie right-hander will be out an entire year.

That is the second rookie the team has lost to Tommy John surgery this year.  The first, of course, being Carlos Martinez.