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Viciedo's right quad better, expects to play Thursday

Viciedo's right quad better, expects to play Thursday

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The right quadriceps strain that knocked Dayan Viciedo from Tuesday's game against the Reds kept the left fielder inactive Wednesday against the D-backs. But Viciedo is scheduled to return to the starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

"I feel good and I feel like maybe tomorrow I'll get a chance to play," Viciedo said through translator and White Sox coach Lino Diaz. "But I'm definitely not going to push it before I need to. It's nothing major. It's something I should be able to work through."

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Viciedo described the injury as his muscle getting "constrained and hurt a little bit" right after he hit a triple. When Viciedo stood up at third base, that's when he felt the muscle strain.

"I went and got treatment," Viciedo said. "And I feel much better."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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