CLEARWATER — World Series MVP Cole Hamels left training camp Monday and flew to Philadelphia to have his left elbow examined by Phillies team physician Michael Ciccotti.
"He's had a little bit of a persistent soreness in his elbow. We do not believe it's serious," general manager Ruben Amaro said.
The left-hander, 25, said he feels tightness in his elbow between innings and after he's finished pitching for the day.
"It's just been that kind of mild discomfort, something I don't want to have to deal with during the season," he said.
KENDRICK STRUGGLES: RHP Kyle Kendrick, competing for the fifth starter's spot, allowed five runs, four earned, and eight hits in four innings against the Yankees and has a 12.10 ERA.
Yanks: Cano improving
TAMPA — Yankees 2B Robinson Cano had an MRI exam that found bursitis in his right shoulder, and he could play the field Friday. Cano will pinch-hit or be a DH until then.
"It feels better," Cano said. "I'll be ready in a few days."
JOBA STRONG: RHP Joba Chamberlain made his second straight strong start, allowing two hits in three innings in a 12-0 rout of the Phillies.
Jays: Ace roughed up
DUNEDIN — RHP Roy Halladay gave up three homers in a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox, allowing four runs and eight hits over five innings. His nine-inning scoreless streak ended on Jed Lowrie's RBI double in the first.
"Most of the fastballs, both sinker and cutter, I left quite a few over the middle," the ace said. "Especially, I was trying to go away and brought a lot of them back over the plate."