Manzella out one week with strained quad

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According to Zach Levine of the Houston Chronicle, Astros shortstop Tommy Manzella suffered a strained right quadriceps while trying to beat out a grounder during Saturday’s spring game against the Yankees. 

The injury isn’t considered horribly serious, but he’s likely to miss at least a week while the swelling subsides.  Manzella hit .289/.339/.417 with nine homers, 31 doubles, 56 RBI and 12 stolen bases last season in 133 games for Triple-A Round Rock and was performing well this spring in major league camp.  If healthy, he’s expected to start at shortstop for the Astros.  Should he require a bit more recovery time once the season begins, look for Jeff Keppinger to pick up the slack at the shortstop position.

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.