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MRI shows Putz hyperextended his elbow

Mariners closer J.J. Putz, who had to be removed from Wednesday's game with an apparent elbow injury, had an MRI today. Here's the release from the Mariners about Putz's injury:

J.J. Putz underwent an MRI exam today, and was examined by the Mariners Medical Director, Dr. Edward Khalfayan. Dr. Khalfayan issued the following diagnoses:

Putz hyper extended his right elbow in Wednesday's game, resulting in triceps tendon inflammation and an irritated ulnar nerve. The exam showed NO damage to the ulnar collateral ligament or the flexor bundle in his right elbow.

Putz will NOT throw over the weekend, and will be re-evaluated on Monday.