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Culprit of Mench's painful April: Wrong shoe size

Updated: April 20, 2006, 9:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Kevin Mench entered Thursday night's game against the Seattle Mariners with zero RBI in his first 10 games.

Mench

Why?

Perhaps because his shoes were too small.

The Texas Rangers right fielder has missed five games this season because of a sprain in the second toe of his right foot. He's had two cortisone injections into the toe, the latter coming last Saturday. Rangers team podiatrist Dr. John Crates sent Mench to see a Dallas-area orthotics specialist.

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