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Healing Cahill tweaks shoulder playing catch

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PHOENIX -- The D-backs placed starter Trevor Cahill on the 15-day disabled list July 1 with a right hip contusion, but another issue has popped up since the right-hander began playing catch again last week.

"His shoulder didn't feel too good the last time he threw," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "I don't have a timetable, we're just trying to keep him throwing on schedule, which he wasn't really able to do his last time. I have no idea why it happened, but I know it wasn't right."

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PHOENIX -- The D-backs placed starter Trevor Cahill on the 15-day disabled list July 1 with a right hip contusion, but another issue has popped up since the right-hander began playing catch again last week.

"His shoulder didn't feel too good the last time he threw," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "I don't have a timetable, we're just trying to keep him throwing on schedule, which he wasn't really able to do his last time. I have no idea why it happened, but I know it wasn't right."

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Gibson added that Cahill was scheduled to throw again Monday before the club's series opener vs. the Dodgers to see if the discomfort went away.

After posting a 2.84 ERA in April and a 2.91 ERA in May, Cahill struggled in six June starts, going 0-5 with a 9.85 ERA.

The right-hander was hit on his right hip by a line drive on June 19, but said it was not a factor in his struggles.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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