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Elbert shut down after latest setback in rehab

LOS ANGELES -- Left-handed reliever Scott Elbert suffered a setback during his Minor League rehab assignment and has been shut down.

Elbert's surgically repaired left elbow did not respond well to pitching on consecutive days, May 25-26, with Double-A Chattanooga, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.

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The Dodgers hoped to activate Elbert in June, but that appears unlikely now. There is no timetable for Elbert to resume his rehab assignment.

In five rehab appearances with Chattanooga, Elbert allowed two runs on three hits in 4 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. He began his rehab assignment May 10 with Class A Rancho Cucamonga and pitched three scoreless innings, then advanced to Double-A.

Elbert had two operations on his left elbow during the offseason. He has not pitched in the Majors since August of last year.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Lyle Spencer is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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