Rockies' Buchholz Out At Least A Month

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Colorado Rockies primary setup pitcher Taylor Buchholz will miss at least a month with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.

The right-hander had an MRI Wednesday which revealed that the sprain in his elbow will require rehab before he can begin throwing again.

The team says no surgery is scheduled.

Buchholz says he experienced unusual pain while throwing in the bullpen before his only spring training appearance on feb. 26
against the Chicago White Sox. He wound up throwing one inning,
allowing no runs and three hits against five batters.
The club had him rest a couple of days before scheduling the
mri.

Buchholz has never had an elbow injury before. He'll undergo ice
and heat and massage treatments before starting strengthening
exercises.

Buchholz had a 2.17 era last year, the sixth-lowest in the
national league.


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