"Ryan has never had a leg injury his whole career … so you build up a little scar tissue there in two weeks," manager Buck Showalter said. "Straightaway [running], he's fine, just felt some tightness when he made some turns -- the very first play of the game, the chopper off Miguel [Gonzalez's] glove.
"I just want to be real cautious with it today. He's available, though. Quick turnaround, but I was pleasantly surprised with how he feels today."
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