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Pena will miss four weeks with oblique injury

Updated: March 15, 2008, 12:15 PM ET
Associated Press

VIERA, Fla. -- Washington Nationals outfielder Wily Mo Pena will miss about four weeks because of a tear in his left oblique muscle.

An MRI revealed a significant muscle tear. Team officials said Friday that Pena could require a month to recover.

Pena said he wants to come back quickly.

"I need to work, and I'll work hard," said Pena, who hurt himself Wednesday during batting practice.

The 26-year-old outfielder was projected to be the starting left fielder for the Nationals.

"We ...

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