Belisario to get tests on painful elbow

Updated: July 8, 2009, 12:11 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario is going back to Los Angeles for tests on his painful right elbow.

Belisario left the team before Tuesday night's 8-0 series-opening win over the New York Mets.

"We'll make a move and have someone here tomorrow," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "He shook my hand and Ned's [general manager Colletti] hand and said goodbye. He had surgery on that elbow a while back."

Belisario made his major league debut this season and leads the team with 43 appearances. He is 1-2 with a 2.42 ERA. The right-hander had pitched 13 2/3 straight scoreless innings before a rough outing Saturday at San Diego.


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