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Missouri shortstop Segovia questionable for opening weekend

By Alex M. Silverman
January 30, 2013 | 10:03 p.m. CST

The Missouri baseball team might be without its projected starting shortstop when it opens the season at Southern Mississippi on Feb. 15.

Head coach Tim Jamieson told reporters Wednesday that Shane Segovia, a junior transfer from Northeast Texas Community College, pulled his hamstring Saturday while rounding third base during an intra-squad scrimmage.

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"(He was) running from second to home on a base hit," Jamieson said. "It's just one of those things you can't predict."

Jamieson said he and his staff are hopeful that the injury will only keep Segovia sidelined for two weeks from when he sustained it Saturday, allowing him to return to practice in the week leading up to opening weekend. Jamieson did, however, acknowledge that Segovia's setback could force him to make changes to the Tigers' infield, and provide other Tigers infielders with an opportunity to crack the lineup.

On a more positive note, senior pitcher Eric Anderson will use batting practice to face live hitters on Thursday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May.

Jamieson characterized Anderson's recovery as "very smooth" thus far and said Anderson could see an inning or two of action as early as opening weekend.