ATLANTA (AP) - Pitcher Derek Lowe has received an injection to
deal with a sore right arm but says he should be able to make his
next start for the Atlanta Braves.
Lowe came out of his last start Sunday after giving up five runs
in only three innings against Florida. He now says he's been
struggling with pain behind his right elbow for the last six weeks.
The NL East leaders learned of the problem about three weeks ago
and tried to handle it with medication and treatment. Finally, the
pain became unbearable, so Lowe had a cortisone shot. He doesn't
believe it's anything serious and hopes to have his regular off-day
throwing session Wednesday.
If that goes OK, Lowe says he'll be ready to start on Friday against the Marlins.
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