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Santana to start season on DL

Updated: March 10, 2009, 11:26 AM ET
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LOS ANGELES -- Angels All-Star right-hander Ervin Santana will open the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury.

An MRI scan traced discomfort in his pitching elbow to a sprained medial collateral ligament, the team said.

"We'll slow him down, let the stuff in his elbow calm down, and go from there," manager Mike Scioscia said.

"We don't anticipate that it's the sort of setback that will cost him an appreciable part of the season."

The 26-year-old Santana, ...

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