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MRI reveals bone spur in Jonathan Broxton’s right elbow

May 5, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times heard from Jonathan Broxton‘s agent Thursday that an MRI taken on the right-hander’s troublesome right elbow showed no structural damage.

But it’s not all good news.

According to the agent, B.B. Abbott, a bone spur was found at the back of Broxton’s right elbow and some bruising was also discovered. It’s not anything that will require surgery, but it could delay the closer’s rehabilitation process.

The Dodgers are going to wait a couple of days to see how Broxton responds to treatment before making a decision about placing him on the 15-day disabled list. Hong-Chih Kuo and Vicente Padilla will continue to draw save opportunities in the meantime.

  1. cur68 - May 5, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Elbow? I thought it was his shoulder. Huh. I gotta read these things a little better. What in the world was all that about needing a big enough MRI machine then? There’s plenty small enough for an arm.

    Still, it woulda been funny if he had to go in a horse sized machine. Great comedy waits on correct anatomy I guess.

  2. smarterthangirardi - May 6, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    Vicente Padilla is a starter plain and simple…

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