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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Dlugach frustrated with injury

By Joe McDonald

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This spring was a chance for infielder Brent Dlugach to showcase his abilities and maybe make a good impression on the Red Sox brass.

Unfortunately, he suffered a dislocated left shoulder while diving for a ball on a bunt play against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.

“It didn’t feel good,” he said Wednesday afternoon. “Once it got popped back in place, it felt a lot better.”

He had an MRI taken Wednesday morning, but he won’t have the results until tonight.

Dlugach tore the labrum in his right shoulder in 2007, but this is the first time he’s separated his right shoulder.

“It is frustrating, but stuff happens,” he said. “It’s not so much what happens, but how you deal with it and I’m trying to go about it with a positive attitude. I’m hoping for good things and good results.”

The 28-year-old infielder is in his first year with the Red Sox. He’s spent his entire pro career in the Detroit Tigers organization.