Coke to rest tender pitching elbow for few days

Coke to rest tender pitching elbow for few days

Coke to rest tender pitching elbow for few days

DETROIT -- Phil Coke reported he felt tenderness in his left elbow after his outing in Wednesday's game and will be sidelined for a couple of days.

It's the first time Coke has felt more than general soreness in his elbow this season, experiencing pain when throwing his slider.

"He felt like he couldn't finish his pitches," head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "We had him examined and we're shutting him down for the next couple of days."

Coke said he was cognizant of the pain by the time he faced Michael Saunders, his sixth batter of the inning. Coke allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits in two-thirds of an inning, giving up a RBI double to Saunders.

"It freaked me out," Coke said.

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