Found July 15, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The last time Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada was nearing activation, he was scratched form a minor league rehab start due to a setback to his ailing hamstring. The Brewers have once again scratched Estrada due to a setback, as this time the starter experienced tightness in his lower back, according to Jose M. Romero of MLB.com. Estrada was scheduled to throw a bullpen session yesterday, but he was shut down due to back tightness. As a result of the setback, Estrada will likely stop throwing until the discomfort in his back subsides. If all had gone well with Estrada’s bullpen session, the right-hander would have been on track to rejoin the Brewers’ rotation sometime during the week following the All-Star break. Instead, there’s currently no timeframe on his return from injury. Estrada was one of Milwaukee’s best starters last season, as the 30-year-old posted an ERA and WHIP of 3.64 and 1.142 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.93 over 138 1/3 innings. Prior to his injury, Estrada wasn’t off to as impressive of a start this season. The right-hander maintained an ERA and WHIP of 5.32 and 1.356 over 12 appearances. With Estrada and fellow starters – including Alfredo Figaro – sidelined with injuries, the Brewers have turned to young arms such as Johnny Hellweg and Donovan Hand to fill out their rotation. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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