As reported by Jim Hoehn of MLB.com, Gorzelanny started his rehab assignment at Class A Brevard County last night. He's been on the disabled list all season following shoulder surgery and last made an appearance September 2 of last year when he faced one batter before leaving the game with shoulder tightness. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is unsure what the team will do with Gorzelanny, but has time to make a decision.
"We've got 30 days to make a decision. He still hasn't got his velocity up."Gorzelanny underwent surgery in December to repair damage to his rotator cuff and labrum. He originally was hoping to return by the end of April, but his shoulder was slow to respond. I reported on May 7 that Brewers General manager Gord Ash said Gorzelanny will need about a month before ready to ready to the Major Leagues.
Gorzelanny was drafted in the second round of the 2003 amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made his Major League debut in 2005 and has pitched for the Pirates, Cubs, Nationals and Brewers during his nine-year career. He was 3-6 with a 3.90 ERA last season. In 236 career games, Gorzelanny is 47-51 with a 4.36 ERA.
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