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Sheets to undergo MRI for shoulder tendinitis

5/22/2006 - MLB Ben Sheets Milwaukee Brewers + more

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets will have an MRI on
his right shoulder to evaluate whether he is making progress from
the tendinitis that has plagued him.

Sheets, who was put on the disabled list May 10, retroactive to
May 3, did not fly to Cincinnati with the rest of the Milwaukee
Brewers after Sunday's 5-3 win over Minnesota at Miller Park.

He has played catch three times since being placed on the DL,
but has not thrown from a mound.

"I've noticed a little improvement in the last couple of
days," Sheets said Sunday. "Normally, with this, when I've had it
in the past, there's going to be a day when there's a big jump."

Manager Ned Yost said Sheets likely would join the team at some
point during their 10-game road trip.

"He's making progress, but the doctors wanted to have an MRI to
see where he's at," Yost said. "It's nothing out of the
ordinary."

Sheets is 1-3 with a 6.64 ERA in four starts this year.