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Injured Coello can't throw for four weeks

Injured Coello can't throw for four weeks


ANAHEIM -- Relief pitcher Robert Coello, placed on the disabled list Tuesday because of inflammation in his right shoulder and elbow, underwent further evaluation in Anaheim on Friday and was told to stay away from throwing for a minimum of four weeks.

Coello, signed to a Minor League deal this offseason, pitched 13 1/3 innings of one-run ball to start his Angels career, striking out 19 batters and walking only two. But he had been dealing with shoulder and elbow pain since June 1, and recently it started to show up in his line score.

In each of his last two outings, the 28-year-old right-hander was charged with three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning.

"I haven't felt anything coming out," Coello said, expressing remorse for pitching through pain. "The velocity has dropped a little bit, and I just have no finish."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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