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Francisco Rodriguez steps on cactus

Updated: March 12, 2014, 8:53 PM ET
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Francisco Rodriguez has taken Cactus League play to a whole new level.

The veteran Milwaukee Brewers reliever stepped barefoot on a cactus earlier this week and may not be able to make his scheduled spring training debut Thursday, manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Wednesday morning.

Roenicke said the mishap occurred either Monday night or during the team's off-day Tuesday. Rodriguez was having the remainder of the cactus' spines removed from his foot Wednesday morning.

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