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Octavio Dotel visits Dr. James Andrews

May 11, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

Octavio Dote AP

Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel got a second opinion on his ailing right elbow from Dr. James Andrews. The good news is there is no structural damage, per MLB.com’s Jason Beck on Twitter. The 39-year-old, though, will continue resting for another six days. Dotel was placed on the disabled list on April 23, retroactive to the 20th.

Dotel posted an ugly 13.50 ERA in 4.2 innings to start the season, most of the damage being done in his last start on April 19, when he allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning to the Mariners. The Tigers re-signed the well-traveled veteran in the off-season on a one-year, $3.5 million deal after he was effective in the seventh and eighth innings in 2012.

  1. historiophiliac - May 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Meanwhile, Coke is coming back and Putkonemsian (whatever) was sent back to Toledo…on his birthday. That’s baseball, kid.

  2. coryfor3 - May 12, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Dotel is still playing!?

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