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March 16, 2007 at 8:58 AM

MRI for Putz

Talked to J.J. Putz moments ago and he’s off to get a magnetic resonance imaging scan on his right elbow in about 15 minutes. Putz was doing his best to put an optimistic spin on the turn of events that occured after his throwing session yesterday morning, saying the MRI is “just a precautionary thing” and that everything else went well.
After throwing 25 fastballs and feeling well, Putz had the elbow tighten up on him about a half-hour later.
“It was kind of an achy stiffness,” he said.
The good news is, Putz says the stiffness and pain began going away last night and felt better this morning. He says the team’s training staff told him the stiffness was a good thing because it meant he was putting a decent amount of stress on the arm — rather than holding back when he pitched.
But good news or not, even Putz doesn’t know what the next step is if the MRI shows no structural damage to the elbow. The regular season begins in 16 days and Putz has thrown just two innings all spring (one of them in the Charity Game against San Diego). Putz was asked if he was starting to worry about being ready for the season opener on April 2.
“A little bit, yeah,” he said. “But hopefully we get the MRI and it shows everything it’s supposed to.”
Mariners manager Mike Hargrove cancelled his scheduled morning session with reporters. Hargrove was in the process of finalizing more cuts — Michael Garciaparra and Mike Wilson among the early casualties — and begged off until after today’s game.
CUTS FINALIZED
OK, here are the latest folks to go down:
To Class AAA Tacoma:
Michael Garciaparra
Bryan LaHair
Oswaldo Navarro
Michael Wilson
Wladimir Balentien
To minor league camp:
Jeff Clement (sorry folks — I know you love him!)
Rob Johnson

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