Jeff Baker suffers groin strain

Updated: May 22, 2011, 10:55 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

BOSTON -- Chicago Cubs left-fielder Jeff Baker suffered a left groin strain in the seventh inning of Sunday's 5-1 loss at Fenway Park. The injury appeared to happen after Baker left the batter's box on an RBI double in the seventh inning.

Baker was replaced after the play by Tony Campana. He will be re-evaluated by team doctors on Tuesday.

Baker's injury comes during what has been an injury-plagued weekend for the Cubs. Starter Matt Garza missed his scheduled start Sunday due to stiffness in his right elbow. Center-fielder Marlon Byrd, meanwhile, was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with facial fractures. Byrd was hit in the head by a pitch on Saturday.

Bruce Levine covers the Cubs for ESPNChicago.com.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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