Sixers slugger sidelined


Inland Empire has been pretty lucky when it comes to injuries this season. But the Sixers suffered their first major blow of the season as leftfielder Zach Borenstein is on  the disabled listed with a strained hip flexor muscle.

Borenstein was hitting .315 when he got injured in last Saturday’s game in High Desert.  He is second in the Cal League in home runs (16), fifth in RBI (50) and first in total bases (146). He was having a career year, making the All-Star team.

Before Friday’s game against Lake Elsinore at San Manuel Stadium manager Bill Haselman said the player would be out “two or three” weeks but he was leaning more to the three week end of that scale.

Joel Capote, who had been on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, was activated and looks to be Borenstein’s replacement for the near future.