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Percival unlikely to pitch in majors again

Updated: August 12, 2009, 1:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Troy Percival visited his Tampa Bay Rays teammates before Tuesday night's game with the Los Angeles Angels and the closer sounded every bit like someone who has thrown his last pitch in a major league game.

"I don't think you're retired until the paperwork's in. But it's safe to say as of right now, I don't see that I'm going to be able to throw a whole lot," said Percival, who hasn't thrown in more than three weeks because of tendinitis in his right shoulder.

"I ...

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