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Injuries: LHP Joe Beimel not concerned

2/28/2012

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers left-handed pitcher Joe Beimel said his elbow felt good enough to throw a bullpen on Tuesday, but the club wants him to take an extra day as a precaution. Beimel has been dealing with elbow stiffness the past few days.

"I'm not worried about it," Beimel said. "It was just a little stiff, but it feels better."

Beimel was on the disabled list last year with elbow inflammation, but said this feels much different from that. He said he was throwing a medicine ball as part of his workout and stretched out to catch it and felt some soreness.

"I'm just going to do some exercises today with it and be sure everything is fine," Beimel said. "I hope I can throw tomorrow."

Beimel is a candidate for the left-handed spot in the bullpen and wants to get back out on the mound as soon as he can to continue his work before games begin.

Other injury notes:

* SS Elvis Andrus (Plantar's wart on left heel) said he feels better today, but will still not do any running drills. He's going to hit in the cages and take grounders.

* RHP Mike Adams (hernia) will throw to hitters again on Wendesday and is expected to pitch in Friday's intrasquad game.