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Burrell a late scratch with bone spur

Burrell a late scratch with bone spur

Burrell a late scratch with bone spur
DETROIT -- Pat Burrell was scratched as the Giants' designated hitter from Friday night's starting lineup with a bone spur in his right foot, manager Bruce Bochy said.

"He couldn't run," Bochy said. "Initially, I thought he was kidding."

Bochy indicated that Burrell has been able to play after being affected by the spur on previous occasions as long as he receives proper treatment.

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Bill Hall replaced Burrell as San Francisco's designated hitter, batting eighth. Performing as a DH for the first time in the Major Leagues, Hall went 0-for-5, with all but one at-bat coming with runners in scoring position.

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