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The Los Angeles Dodgers can't get healthy. Every time it seems a player is ready to make some progress, something happens. In this case, Scott Elbert has suffered a setback in his recovery. The team has now shut him down completely and will send him off for further evaluation. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register says Elbert's elbow continued to flare up on his rehab assignment.
LHP Scott Elbert shut down, will see Dr ElAttrache tomorrow. Elbow flared up when he pitched consec days on rehab assignment. #Dodgers
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) June 3, 2013
In January, Elbert underwent his second elbow surgery in four months. He has not pitched since last season and was working his way back slowly. The rehab assignment was the last hurdle Elbert was to clear before he could be activated, but the elbow flared up on him. There is no timetable now for the 27-year old reliever's return.
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Elbert will be entering his sixth Major League season if he can manage to get on the field this year. In his previous five seasons, Elbert is 3-3 with a 3.61 ERA. He has been used as a specialist throughout his career. The most innings he's pitched in a single season was 33 1/3 inning in 2011.
The Dodgers have struggled this season, and their pitching has been part of the problem. Overall, the club ranks 15th in team ERA at 3.87. However, the bullpen has been much worse. Dodgers' relievers rank 21st in all of baseball with a 4.09 ERA. Elbert may have been able to help that situation, but now he's taken a step back on recovery.
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