Found June 12, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel has been on the disabled list since April 20 with inflammation in his throwing elbow, but the team still doesn't have a timetable for when the veteran will return, according to George Sipple of The Detroit Free Press. Tigers manager Jim Leyland is clearly puzzled by Dotel's status, as he simply told reporters that he has "no idea" what's going on regarding the injury. “I don’t know what’s going on with Dotel,” Leyland said. “I think he’s just trying to see if it’s still there. Once in a while there’s a little discomfort. Other days it feels pretty good. Once in a while it comes out of the hand pretty good. Other days it doesn’t come out too good. We just gotta wait and see. Hopefully he’s got something left in the tank.” Leyland mentions having something left in the tank, and considering Dotel is 39 years old retirement could come into question. No structural damage was discovered in his arm during a recent MRI, but the injury is just not going away. Not having Dotel available for an even more extended stretch would have to be considered a significant blow for the Tigers, as he was an integral part of their bullpen last year. Over six appearances prior to hitting the DL, the right-hander allowed seven runs on 10 hits with four walks and four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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