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As reported by Rich Kubatko at mansports.com, Casilla left practice with tightness in his right hamstring. He walked off the field with head athletic trainer Richie Bancells. Casilla didn't seem overly concerned and estimated he could miss two or three days of workouts.
"I just felt my hamstring a little bit. We were taking grounders and there was a ground ball up the middle, and that's when I felt it. I could have kept going, but we're practicing right now. We're not playing any games yet. I've got to be ready to play in games."Casilla is currently battling 22-year old Schoop for the back up spot to Ryan Flaherty at second base. Schoop has only five games of big league experience and is 4-for-15 with a home run and one RBI. Casilla should have the upper hand in the battle with his extensive experience, but any setback in recovering from this injury could give Schoop an upper hand.
Casilla played 62 games with the Orioles last season and batted .214 with a home run and 10 RBI. He previously played for the Minnesota Twins from 2006 through 2012. Casilla's best season was in 2008 when he hit .281 with seven home runs and 50 RBI. In 577 career games, Casilla has 12 home runs 157 RBI and a .248 batting average.