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X-rays negative on Bucs' Capps

Updated: May 26, 2009, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Pittsburgh Pirates closer Matt Capps likely will miss at least a few games with a bruised pitching elbow after being struck by a line drive during Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs.

Capps hopes to return over the weekend, but "it's kind of out of my hands," he said.

The 25-year-old right-hander experienced some numbness and tingling after Geovany Soto's shot up the middle hit him with one out in the ninth, but was relieved after X-rays showed no structural damage.

"I ...

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