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MRI negative, but Neshek still experiencing pain

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NEW YORK -- It will be at least a couple more weeks before Phillies right-hander Pat Neshek throws a baseball.

The Phillies said Wednesday morning that Neshek's MRI exam on his right shoulder Tuesday did not reveal anything significant. Neshek has not pitched this season. He has experienced some discomfort in his shoulder since the end of Spring Training, and he said he is concerned because it has not subsided.

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NEW YORK -- It will be at least a couple more weeks before Phillies right-hander Pat Neshek throws a baseball.

The Phillies said Wednesday morning that Neshek's MRI exam on his right shoulder Tuesday did not reveal anything significant. Neshek has not pitched this season. He has experienced some discomfort in his shoulder since the end of Spring Training, and he said he is concerned because it has not subsided.

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"There doesn't appear to be a significant injury," the team said. "Just inflammation."

Mark Leiter Jr. is on the disabled list with a strained flexor pronator in his right arm. An exam revealed nothing new. He is expected to begin throwing during the Phillies' homestand, which begins Thursday against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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