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Broxton takes step back; Furcal progressing

Broxton takes step back; Furcal progressing

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Broxton takes step back; Furcal progressing
MINNEAPOLIS -- Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton underwent an MRI exam on Monday after feeling pain in his elbow while playing catch Sunday at Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Broxton, who was previously on schedule to return this weekend, also was set to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache after having the MRI.

"It definitely wasn't a good thing," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. "The fact that he took a lot of time off, slowly came back, [pitched] two outings, and then have maybe a day and a half, two days later he's having elbow [issues] and it's doing the same thing. ...

"That's not a good thing and it kind of shifts the rehab to a point where we've got to find out what's going on again."

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Mattingly also gave a quick update on shortstop Rafael Furcal, who also is on a rehab stint with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Furcal (strained left oblique) went 2-for-3 on Sunday with three runs scored in the Quakes' 13-1 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks.

"[He] was good," Mattingly said. "He DH'd yesterday, he's going to play short today. No real reports on his swing or anything like that, just the fact that we know he did well."

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