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Another MRI for Meredith

Feb 26, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

VIERA, Fla. — Cla Meredith's chance of making the Nationals' bullpen, already long when camp started, has become even more unlikely.

Meredith, who had to cut his first bullpen session short last week after experiencing pain in his surgically repaired right elbow, had another setback yesterday that required another MRI.

The results of that test (an arthrogram) haven't been read by doctors yet, but Meredith doesn't sound optimistic he'll be allowed to resume pitching anytime soon.

"I'm certainly not any help to myself or the Washington Nationals right now if my elbow's not right," he said.

Meredith, a sidearm-throwing reliever who was a key member of the Padres' bullpen from 2006-09, struggled last season with the Orioles andRead more ยป

  1. BinM - Feb 26, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Unfortunately for Cla Meredith, he may have tried to come back too soon from his recent elbow clean-up (only two months after surgery). As a possible 2011 National, his prospects are most likely less than 5%. I wish him well; He could possibly bounce back later in the year with either the Nats (should they keep him), or with another team.

  2. Hendo - Feb 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    I hope this doesn't sound hateful, but Cla Meredith wasn't even on my radar this offseason. While I feel bad for the guy — everybody wants to make the bigs, especially those who have already been there — this is not devastating to the Nats.

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