Scott Elbert injury: Dodgers pitcher shut down, to visit team doctor

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Elbow pain after back-to-back outings have caused the left-handed reliever to get shut downa for an unidentified period of time.

Scott Elbert's comeback to the Dodgers hit a snag and the left-handed reliever's season could be in jeopardy. The Dodgers have shut down Elbert after he experienced elbow pain, and the left-hander will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday.

Elbert was making progress in returning to the Dodgers in May. After roughly six weeks in extended spring training, he began a minor league rehab assignment on May 10 and pitched a total of eight games over 17 days between Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga.

"Scotty has been shut down. For how long I don't know," manager Don Mattingly said. "But we tried those two in a row, after that he hasn't gone anywhere."

Elbert, 27, pitched back-to-back outings once on his rehab assignment, in his final two games. He pitched a full inning on May 25 for the Lookouts, then the next night pitched to just one batter. It was after that Elbert began experiencing elbow pain, so the Dodgers decided to shut him down.

It was the first back-to-back outings for Elbert since his pair of offseason elbow surgeries. Elbert had arthroscopic surgery on his elbow in September, then another arthroscopic procedure for further cleanup in January.

The Dodgers transferred him to the 60-day disabled list on Friday to create room on the 40-man roster for relief pitcher Peter Moylan. Elbert last pitched for the Dodgers on Aug. 26, 2012.

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