MRI shows Cards' Mulder has rotator cuff issues

Updated: June 26, 2006, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Mark Mulder has rotator cuff inflammation and irritation in his left shoulder, an MRI revealed.

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L BB K ERA
15 6 5 28 48 6.09

The Cardinals plan to re-examine Mulder's shoulder in about a week, and haven't set a timetable on his return. Mulder was supposed to start Sunday, but Sidney Ponson took his spot in the rotation against the Tigers.

Mulder was put on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a shoulder strain after giving up nine runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox.

"When you throw that bull I was throwing up there, it's not going to get it done," Mulder said after the poor outing.

Mulder is 6-5 this season -- after starting 5-1 -- with a 6.09 ERA. He was 16-8 last season, his first in St. Louis after pitching five seasons for Oakland. The 28-year-old Mulder has a career record of 103-55 with a 4.03 ERA.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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