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Zambrano to Have MRI

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jun 19, 2008 3:05PM

2008_06_zambrano_injury.jpgDid that old goat curse claim itself another victim? Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano left last night's game in the seventh inning after feeling discomfort in his shoulder.

Zambrano will fly back to Chicago for an MRI this morning to determine whether there's any damage or not. There is some thought that the pain might be associated with a stiff neck that began bothering Z about a month ago. Since that time, he's just 2-2 with an ERA of 4.67 and he's walked three or more batters in five of seven starts -- way off his pace from the beginning of the season.

If Zambrano lands himself on the DL for any significant amount of time, Jim Hendry might need to begin looking to make a deal sooner rather than later. They'll need somebody to eat up innings like Z does if they expect to remain atop the standings.

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