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Joel Zumaya delays surgery on elbow

Updated: April 21, 2011, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Detroit Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya will delay surgery on his ailing right elbow for six more weeks in an effort to see if he can pitch this season.

Zumaya, who was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL on Monday, participated in a conference call Wednesday with the Tigers medical staff and noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

"If he did have a surgical procedure the timetable is not favorable to pitch in 2011," Tigers trainer Kevin Rand. "So Joel ...

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