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Dodgers Broxton Experiences Setback


Last Tuesday Dodgers reliever Jonathan Broxton was getting ready to begin his minor league rehab assignment.  The process came to a screeching halt this weekend, as the right hander experienced pain in the same elbow that caused him to hit the disabled list in May.

While playing catch Sunday, Broxton complained of discomfort in his right elbow.  LA shut him down and the 27 year old underwent an MRI exam Monday to uncover the extent of the damage.

"“It definitely wasn’t a good thing,” said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. “The fact that he took a lot of time off, slowly came back, [pitched] two outings, and then have maybe a day and a half, two days later he’s having elbow [issues] and it’s doing the same thing.  That’s not a good thing and it kind of shifts the rehab to a point where we’ve got to find out what’s going on again.”"

The Dodgers are obviously discouraged because this latest happening seems to send them back to square one with Broxton.

LA is in serious need of bullpen assistance.  The team named recently returned Hong-Chih Kuo their closer last week, but the lefty has struggled after coming off of the DL.  In the 2.2 innings since his return, Kuo has allowed 3 earned runs.  His ERA still sits at 11.05 on the year.

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