Mesa was to return to the Marlins' camp in Jupiter on Sunday rather than accompany the team to Port Charlotte for a game Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays. "I was running very fast to break the double play and I felt pressure in my leg," Mesa said through a translator. "Obviously, there was a small amount of pain, but I felt more pressure than pain in the muscle and hopefully I'll be back very soon."
The Marlins signed the Cuban native to a $5.25 million bonus last October. The 22-year-old Mesa had not played in a game in nearly two years following his defection from Cuba.
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