Computer could be causing righty's elbow problems

Updated: May 22, 2005, 10:33 PM ET
Associated Press

Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano has been told to cut back on his computer time because the hours he's spending typing could be contributing to his elbow problems.

Carlos Zambrano
Starting Pitcher
Chicago Cubs
Profile
2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L Sv K ERA
9 3 2 0 54 3.59

Zambrano said he had been logging about four hours a day communicating via e-mail with his brother.

"I have to spend one hour and take it easy," Zambrano said.

Zambrano looked fine Saturday, allowing just one hit in seven innings against the White Sox.

"It's not carpal tunnel, but if you don't watch it, who knows what it can lead to? We are trying to alleviate it," Cubs manger Dusty Baker said.

The Cubs were told after Zambrano had to leave his May 14 start against Washington early with a sore elbow that was the result of a non-pitching condition and activity. So they also told Zambrano to lighten up on his batting practice.

"I feel completely healthy," Zambrano said.


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