When the Mississippi State baseball team steps onto Dudy Noble Field today to start fall practice, they will have several players staying in the dugout.
The Bulldogs have several players who are coming off of injuries and offseason surgery. Some have been hit with flu-like symptoms and possibly could sit out this weekend.
Junior left hander Ross Mitchell had surgery on his hip over the summer and will miss all of fall camp.
Senior second baseman Brett Pirtle is back in Texas attending his brother's wedding. Junior right hander Brandon Woodruff was shut down in May. He had surgery on his elbow of his right arm.
Senior Ben Bracewell has been battling a nagging foot injury. Sophomore second baseman Kyle Hann is one of the players hit with the flu.
"We have some nagging things that are keeping us from being full strength right now," MSU head coach John Cohen said. "We are really excited about this group when we start out."
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