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Jesuit's McCullers to rest sore shoulder

An MRI exam on Lance McCullers showed no major injury.

An MRI exam on Lance McCullers showed no major injury.

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers said a recent MRI exam showed no significant injury to his sore right shoulder but acknowledged Saturday that there is no timetable for his return to the mound.

The former Jesuit standout said his pitching shoulder still felt sore, and he will approach his recovery on a day-by-day basis.

"The MRI came back 100 percent clean," McCullers said. "I'm fine."

McCullers, who is expected to have an important role in Houston's starting rotation, said he is not worried about missing the start of the season but conceded that he might not be available in early April.

"I can't really worry about" missing the start of the season, he said. "I want to start the season obviously with the club. That's my 100 percent goal right now.

"But like I've discussed, 150 games are more important than those first two, if it comes to that."

McCullers, 22, made 22 starts as a rookie last season, going 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 129 strikeouts over 125⅔ innings.

ANGELS: Right-hander Jered Weaver is scheduled to meet with a spine specialist Monday after being diagnosed with a mild degenerative condition.

Cardinals: X-rays on outfielder Stephen Piscotty's left elbow were negative after he got hit by a pitch from Mets right-hander Stolmy Pimentel.

D'BACKS: Outfielders Yasmany Tomas and A.J. Pollock remained sidelined with knee soreness. Manager Chip Hale said he hopes to have Tomas back in the lineup by Thursday and Pollock by next weekend.

DODGERS: Rookie shortstop Corey Seager will be out 1-2 weeks with a sprained left knee. … Left-hander Alex Wood was scratched from his scheduled start with left forearm tightness.

MARLINS: Rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton (right knee), who has not played since March 5, is expected to return today.

METS: Third baseman David Wright, who has not yet made his spring debut, is expected to play in a minor-league game Monday. Manager Terry Collins said Wright could play in his first Grapefruit League game Thursday or Friday.

ORIOLES: Catcher Matt Wieters left in the first inning because of right elbow soreness. Wieters, who had Tommy John surgery in June 2014 and didn't return until nearly a year later, had an X-ray and will be re-evaluated Monday.

Jesuit's McCullers to rest sore shoulder 03/12/16 [Last modified: Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:58pm]
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