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Pitcher who sat most of 2015 breaks elbow

Dan Winkler missed most of 2015 after Tommy John surgery.

Dan Winkler missed most of 2015 after Tommy John surgery.

ATLANTA — Braves RHP Dan Winkler broke his elbow throwing a pitch during Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Winkler, who missed most of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw a pitch behind Randal Grichuk in the seventh inning and immediately left the mound, holding his right arm to his chest.

Winkler went to his knees after crossing the first-base line in front of the dugout and was assisted to the bench.

Winkler, who said he was thinking, "Not now, not again," said he "kind of felt something in my elbow" when throwing a slider but "didn't really think much of it" before he was hurt on his next pitch.

"I heard a crack," he said. "I knew exactly what it was right when it happened. It didn't feel good."

Winkler, 26, is out indefinitely.

Also, the Braves put CF Ender Inciarte went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Mallex Smith, the team's top outfield prospect, is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett today.

HONOR FOR BROCK: Hall of Fame OF Lou Brock, whose left leg was amputated just below the knee in the offseason, will throw out the Cardinals' ceremonial first pitch before today's sold-out home game against the Brewers. Brock, 76, has been practicing wearing a prosthesis and supported by braces.

DEGROM TO SKIP START: Mets RHP Jacob deGrom, the 2014 NL rookie of the year, will miss his scheduled start Wednesday because of a sore muscle in his right side. He will be replaced by RHP Logan Verrett.

AILING RANGERS: Texas placed RF Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day DL with a strained right calf muscle and former Rays C Robinson Chirinos on the 60-day DL because of a broken right forearm. Chirinos is expected to be sidelined 10-12 weeks. OF Nomar Mazara, one of the team's top prospects, was promoted from Triple-A Round Rock. C Brett Nicholas was also called up to serve as the backup to Bryan Holaday.

NATIONALS: An MRI exam confirmed OF Ben Revere's left oblique strain. Manager Dusty Baker would not put a timetable for the leadoff man's recovery.

TWINS: OF Danny Santana went on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring injury. OF Max Kepler, the 2015 Southern League MVP, was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

WHITE SOX: OF Adam Eaton went on the paternity list, and RHP Michael Ynoa was recalled from Double-A Birmingham.

Pitcher who sat most of 2015 breaks elbow 04/10/16 [Last modified: Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:24pm]
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