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MRI on Thornton’s elbow shows inflammation, no damage
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The injury bug bit the White Sox for the first time in camp Tuesday. Left-hander Matt Thornton was held out of drills with a sore elbow. Thornton underwent an MRI which showed some inflammation but no structural damage, manager Robin Ventura said.
Ventura described the 36-year-old reliever’s issue as “discomfort.”
“He just said it didn’t feel right,” manager Robin Ventura said. “We have so much time it’s just safer to slow him down and get him out of drills, make sure he’s comfortable with it.
“You’re concerned every time a guy has that. I don’t know what level it’s at but the beauty is you can give him this time off and he can catch back up if there’s nothing wrong with him.”
Thornton had Tommy John surgery in 2003. The only time he was on the disabled list with the White Sox was with left elbow inflammation during the 2010 season.
Outfielder Dewayne Wise had a stiff neck, so he was kept out of drills. He said he’ll be ready to go Wednesday.