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05/19/08 9:39 PM ET

Explosion near PETCO rattles Cards

Glaus, Duncan were two blocks away at time of blast

SAN DIEGO -- No Cardinals personnel suffered injuries in a construction-site explosion near PETCO Park on Monday, but a couple of players felt some blowback from the blast.

Third baseman Troy Glaus and outfielder Chris Duncan were arriving at the ballpark when the explosion occurred at approximately 2 p.m. PT. They were signing autographs near the players' entrance, just a couple of blocks from the under-construction Hilton Hotel where the explosion took place.

Both players said they felt concussion in the air from the blast, as well as a jarringly loud noise.

"It was definitely an explosion," Glaus said.

According to news reports, 13 people were injured, two of them critically.

Matthew Leach is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.