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Braves' Gearrin has 'significant' elbow injury

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ROME, Ga. (AP) - General manager Frank Wren says right-hander Cory Gearrin has a "significant" injury to his right elbow.

Wren said Saturday tests on Friday found "ligament involvement" in Gearrin's elbow. Gearrin, a reliever, will be examined by Dr. James Andrews next week and will open the season on the disabled list.

The possibility Gearrin could face season-ending surgery is another blow to a Braves staff that already has lost starting pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy this spring to their second Tommy John surgeries.

Wren says left-hander Ryan Buchter will be recalled to take Gearrin's spot in the bullpen.

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