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Aaron Cook has no structural damage in injured shoulder

Mar 4, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

Aaron Cook

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Aaron Cook received some good news following his visit to a doctor, as the second opinion confirmed the initial diagnosis that there’s no structural damage in his shoulder.

There’s still no timetable yet for his return from what is now being called merely inflammation, but Rockies trainer Keith Dugger stressed to Renck that Cook “has not been shut down.”

However, according to Renck the injury means “Cook is behind, with Felipe Paulino the favorite to grab his rotation spot.” That seems like perhaps a bit of a stretch, as Paulino is 6-21 with a 5.83 ERA in 208 career innings, so presumably if Cook can get back on schedule within the next week or so the Rockies will give him every opportunity to remain in the rotation.

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