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Right-hander Kyle Lohse will miss his next scheduled turn in the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation because of irritation in his pitching elbow.
Mike Fiers will start in place of Lohse on Saturday against visiting Pittsburgh.
Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke made the announcement before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lohse signed a $33 million, three-year contract with Milwaukee a week before opening day and is 1-5 with a 3.76 ERA. According to Roenicke, Lohse felt discomfort two or three starts ago.
"He could go out and pitch," said Roenicke, who expects Lohse to miss just one start. "But because he didn't have a spring training, we would rather try to get rid of this, so we're going to bump him a start."
Fiers is 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA in one start and seven relief appearances, getting the win in relief Tuesday against the Dodgers.
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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse will miss Saturday's start against Pittsburgh with irritation in his right elbow.
The injury popped up roughly two or three starts ago, as Lohse didn't recover the next day as well as he'd like. Right-hander Mike Fiers will start Saturday in his place.
Signed to a three-year deal just one week before the start of...
Milwaukee Brewers right-handed starting pitcher Kyle Lohse will miss his next scheduled start after being diagnosed with irritation in his throwing elbow, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Kyle Lohse has some elbow irritation and will miss a start. Mike Fiers on Saturday vs. Pirates. Details coming to the site. #Brewers
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 22, 2013
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