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Scribner awaits MRI on tight shoulder area

OAKLAND -- Evan Scribner left in the ninth inning of the A's 11-5 win over the Angels on Monday night due to tightness in the back of his shoulder. Scribner will have an MRI exam on Tuesday.

The right-hander struck out Mike Trout on four pitches, but after the at-bat A's manager Bob Melvin and a trainer went out to check on him and he was removed from the game.

"I felt it in the back of my lat area, down underneath the armpit," Scribner said. "It's been tight down there, and just on the last pitch there to Trout I felt it grab on me a little bit."

Scribner said the area has been tight for a few days. Initially, the discomfort was more near his trapezius, but over the past few days, his lat area has bothered him.

He tore his lat in July 2011 while pitching for the Padres. The injury affected him for three months and he rehabbed for three more, so he didn't pitch again that season.

Scribner said the pain this time around never reached the level it did that time. He knew he had to come out of the game, and he expects he might have done more severe damage had he faced another hitter or two.

"I think I got it before that point this time," Scribner said, "but it was definitely going down that road."

Trevor Hass is an associate reporter for
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