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Cards struggling closer Isringhausen likely out for season with elbow injury

Updated: August 20, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals reliever Jason Isringhausen, twice demoted from the closer role this season, is likely out for the rest of the season with an elbow injury.

The 35-year-old Isringhausen had an MRI on Tuesday. He left Busch Stadium after consulting with team medical personnel and before the Cardinals' 4-1 loss to the Pirates. He'll be placed on the disabled list for the second time on Wednesday, and general manager John Mozeliak doesn't expect the right-hander back this year.

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