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Nationals place Tom Gorzelanny on disabled list with elbow inflammation

May 28, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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Tom Gorzelanny has allowed 13 runs and six home runs over his last three starts. Now we have some idea of what’s ailing him.

Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports that the Nationals have placed Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation.

Gorzelanny has a 4.25 ERA and 48/20 K/BB ratio over his first nine starts this season. He had allowed two runs or less in five consecutive starts until his recent struggles.

Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports that an MRI came back negative, so the southpaw is not expected to miss a significant period of time.

Yunesky Maya, who signed a four-year, $8 million contract with the Nationals last July, is expected to start in his place Sunday against the Padres. The Cuban right-hander underwhelmed in five starts down the stretch with the Nationals last season, but has a 3.79 ERA and 45/12 K/BB ratio over his first nine starts with Triple-A Syracuse this season.

  1. Old Gator - May 28, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    I think Gorzelanny could lessen the stress on his elbow by dropping one of the “n”s from his surname.

    Hey DJ, a thought: I had a great one-liner to describe Clay Hensley’s meltdown in the 9th against the Bums last night. I’m sure lots of others had things to say about Friday’s games. We don’t need you leaving a lane open for Craig…heh, I mean, channeling him….but howsabouts just posting a thread with a list of Friday scores on Saturday and Saturday scores on Sunday so the plebes can talk about them in a relevant context? No need to editorialize – ‘less’n you want to – but it gives us a space to sound off on the weekend action.

    • D.J. Short - May 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

      I will take your recommendation up with management, which makes this process sound much more serious than it actually is.

    • jimbo1949 - May 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM

      Gator, something about defeats of Clay?

      • Old Gator - May 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM

        Sorry Jimbo – that’s proprietary misinformation. Let’s see if DJ can make a dent in the hairless bureaucracy.

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