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Sunday, May 21, 2006
Updated: May 22, 5:13 PM ET
Sheets to undergo MRI for shoulder tendinitis

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets will have an MRI on his right shoulder to evaluate whether he is making progress from the tendinitis that has plagued him.

 Ben Sheets

Sheets, who was put on the disabled list May 10, retroactive to May 3, did not fly to Cincinnati with the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers after Sunday's 5-3 win over Minnesota at Miller Park.

He has played catch three times since being placed on the DL, but has not thrown from a mound.

"I've noticed a little improvement in the last couple of days," Sheets said Sunday. "Normally, with this, when I've had it in the past, there's going to be a day when there's a big jump."

Manager Ned Yost said Sheets likely would join the team at some point during their 10-game road trip.

"He's making progress, but the doctors wanted to have an MRI to see where he's at," Yost said. "It's nothing out of the ordinary."

Sheets is 1-3 with a 6.64 ERA in four starts this year.