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... Lee, the Dodgers' first-round pick in last June's draft, was sent to the team's minor league complex near Phoenix for an MRI test on the right-hander's pitching elbow.
Lee complained of tightness in the elbow after his last start May 5, when he went a season-long six innings, giving up one run on five hits. But he lacked his usual sharpness, striking out just one, a career low.
DeJon Watson, the Dodgers' assistant general manager for player development, characterized the test as a standard procedure for young pitchers. He said the test showed no damage and that Lee, 19, would return to Great Lakes of the single-A Midwest League, though Watson said he did not expect Lee to pitch for 10 to 15 days.
"There's nothing wrong," Watson said. "We just want to make sure he's 100%."