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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Bronson Arroyo has a sprained UCL

By on 6/18/2014 07:30:00 AM

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Bronson Arroyo was forced to the disabled list for the first time in his career earlier this week. The official reason that his elbow has been troubling him so much is now a sprained, not strained, ulnar collateral ligament, according to Steve Gilbert of
Tendinitis was originally cited as the reason for the DL move. The plan does not seem to have changed much in terms of treatment, as initially reported: Arroyo will completely rest for 10 days to reduce the swelling and irritation before ramping up activity to see how it responds. A sprain implies that the injury is perhaps less severe than feared, but there is still uncertainty over whether Arroyo can avoid Tommy John surgery.

Roger Kieschnick, who was called up to replace Arroyo on the roster, hit his first major league home run on Tuesday as the Diamondbacks lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-5. Right-hander Mike Bolsinger came up to join the rotation in Arroyo's absence and pitched relatively well, striking out six with no walks over 6 1/3 innings while giving up three runs on seven hits.

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