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Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman (groin) out 3-5 weeks

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Apr 14, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates player Kevin Newman (27) watches a replay against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates starting shortstop Kevin Newman is heading to the injured list and expected to be sidelined 3-to-5 weeks with a groin strain.

Newman aggravated his groin during Tuesday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Brewers and left the game. Newman was replaced by Diego Castillo, who will also man shortstop in Wednesday night’s game.

Newman is batting .250 with four runs scored and eight RBIs in 14 games starts. He’s a career .257 hitter with 18 home runs.

The Pirates put outfielder Bryan Reynolds and Cole Tucker on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday.

–Field Level Media