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Musgrove makes it through first spring start healthy


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BRADENTON, Fla,. -- Joe Musgrove was healthy after his first start in a major-league exhibition game this spring. That made the big right-hander happy.

Musgrove pitched four innings Friday night in a 6-6 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays at LECOM Park. He allowed two runs and four hits while striking out five and walking none.

In October, Musgrove underwent surgery to repair a stress reaction in his pelvic bone, as well as a hernia. Though he had been pitching in simulated games, Musgrove was curious how his body would react with more adrenaline pumping.

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