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Tigers' reliever Miner doubtful for opening day

Posted on: March 19, 2010 2:52 pm

Tom Gage of the Detroit News reports Tigers reliever Zach Miner might not be available for opening day because of a strained right elbow.

Miner, who has a 12.15 ERA in five appearances this spring, doesn't know when he'll be able to throw again.

"I've strained some stuff in there, but it wasn't my ligament." Miner told the News. "I was concerned about that because it had been bother me for a little bit. Any time you get pain in your elbow, you're immediately concerned."

Miner is about to begin his fifth season in the majors -- all with the Tigers. He was 7-5 last season with a 4.29 ERA in 51 games, which included five starts. The right-hander is 25-20 with a 4.24 ERA in his career, which included 35 starts.

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