Marlins place Randy Choate on DL

Updated: August 18, 2011, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The Florida Marlins have placed left-hander Randy Choate on the 15-day disabled list because of left elbow inflammation.

Choate flew back to Miami from Colorado to have his elbow examined by team doctors Thursday.

Choate told team officials he felt tightness in his elbow after his last outing Monday night. Choate faced just one batter and allowed Jason Giambi's game-ending, three-run homer in the ninth inning of a 7-4 loss at Colorado.

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