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Glaus ... wait for it... is hurt yet again

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Cardinals third baseman Troy Glaus is on the shelf with an injury.

This time it's an oblique strain that he apparently suffered Sunday against Atlanta. According to the Cardinals, Glaus had a cortizone shot and is expected to be out at least through the weekend series against the Cubs.

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Cardinals third baseman Troy Glaus reacts to being called out on strikes in his first at bat of 2009. AP photo.

So far, Glaus spent most of the year on the disabled list after off-season shoulder surgery. The, when he started a rehab assignment in the minors, he hurt his back and had to sit out. Later, Glaus twisted his ankle, which was just a minor injury. The latest problem has to make the Cardinals wonder if it would be worthwhile to put Glaus, once one of the most feared sluggers in baseball, on the post season roster for fear he couldn't stay healthy.

Glaus is hitting .176 with no homers or RBIs in 18 plate appearances with the Cardinals this season.