Calf still bothering Valverde

Updated: April 28, 2009, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Houston Astros closer Jose Valverde reached down and pressed his right thumb against the side of his right shin. The tip of the thumb made an indentation that stayed long after he pulled his hand away.

His lower leg was so swollen on Monday that the Astros had to consider another plan to close games.

Valverde expects to be out for a few more days and could be headed for the disabled list because of the calf injury, which he suffered last week. He had a pronounced limp ...

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