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Jeff Niemann given good news by Dr. James Andrews

Sep 5, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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Things might be looking up for Jeff Niemann.

According to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune, the right-hander received “good news” about his ailing throwing shoulder on Wednesday after paying a visit to joint specialist Dr. James Andrews. He should be allowed to resume throwing in a couple of weeks and could return before the end of the regular season.

Niemann has made only eight starts this summer for the Rays because of leg, hand and now shoulder issues.

The 29-year-old owns a 4.08 career ERA and a 1.29 career WHIP in over 544 major league innings.

  1. hittfamily - Sep 5, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    He’s a hell of an asset to have. He would be the Sox #2, and the Yanks #3. He’s the Rays #6, but it will be nice to have him back.

  2. dwrek5 - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Correct me if Im wrong, but is this the first time ever someone went to see Andrews and received good news?

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