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Turns out, Derek Lowe has had elbow problems for six weeks

Aug 31, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

After initially playing coy with reporters following his season-worst start over the weekend, Derek Lowe finally admitted today that he’s been pitching through elbow pain for the past six weeks and received a cortisone shot Sunday.
Lowe told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he’s planning to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Marlins, but first he’ll have to avoid any problems during a bullpen session tomorrow.
Declining to speak about what the Atlanta beat reporters seemed to think was a pretty obvious injury seemed odd, but if Lowe has truly pitched through the pain for over a month now it makes some sense that he thought it could be ignored for a bit longer. After all, prior to struggling over the weekend Lowe had a 3.26 ERA and 19/4 K/BB ratio in five August starts.

  1. El Bravo - Aug 31, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Lowe is clearly a man’s man who can “suck it up” and doesn’t cry about it.

  2. Tim's Neighbor - Aug 31, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Somewhere Dibble is feeling vindicated and admiring his goatee.

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