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Newly arrived D-Backs SS shut down by elbow injury

CBSSports.com wire reports

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Young Didi Gregorius, considered Arizona's shortstop of the future, has a right elbow injury that has prevented him from throwing or batting for the past month.

Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers revealed the injury at a briefing with reporters Tuesday.

He said Gregorius felt discomfort in the elbow while working out a month ago in preparation for the World Baseball Classic. Towers says Gregorius was flown from his home in Curacao to Arizona, where an examination found a slight strain of the ulnar collateral ligament.

Towers says that the injury does not require surgery and that Gregorius should be able to begin light throwing and hitting off a tee in a couple of weeks.

Towers concedes it is unlikely Gregorius would make the opening day roster.

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