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MRI comes back clean for righty Gonzalez

PHILADELPHIA -- Right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was examined by Phillies head physician Michael Ciccotti on Tuesday. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Gonzalez complained of a "dead arm" following his latest rehab start with Class A Advanced Clearwater.

An MRI did not reveal any structural damage, and Gonzalez, 27, said there was not any significant pain. He will continue a throwing program Thursday.

In his three rehab starts with Clearwater, Gonzalez, a $12 million acquisition from Cuba, surrendered seven earned runs while walking nine and striking out three in 9 1/3 innings.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @jalaymance. Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for
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