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Gorzelanny aims to return before end of season

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny reported progress in his comeback from rotator cuff inflammation, and he said he was intent on pitching again before the end of the season.

Gorzelany reunited with the team Friday for the start of its final homestand. He had missed the entire trip to Chicago and St. Louis while getting treatment on his shoulder, which forced him out of a relief appearance on Sept. 2, when Gorzelanny couldn't get loose.

During his absence, Gorzelanny's wife, Lindsey, gave birth to the couple's second child. Tom Gorzelanny said the family was doing well, and he was eager to get back to work.

"The goal is to get out there before the end of the year, even if it's on the last day," Gorzelanny said. "If it doesn't feel good, we won't do that. I'm not worried about it at all, as far as next year. But it would be great to get out there for little peace of mind going into the winter."

Gorzelanny has only thrown on flat ground since the Sept. 2 outing against the Pirates.

"Obviously, it's not as important as if we were in the race, but they want me to get out there and I want to get out there," Gorzelanny said. "As long as everything is going fine and going good, I'll get in there."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy.
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