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Lewis to have shoulder examined in Florida

Lewis to have shoulder examined in Florida

BALTIMORE -- Rommie Lewis is going to the team's Florida complex to have his throwing shoulder checked out.

Lewis has no record and a 6.75 ERA in 14 games with the Jays. He was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sept. 5 and has made just one appearance since then. Pitching coach Bruce Walton said the problems with his left shoulder were also there when Lewis pitched in Triple-A. The team just wants to check everything out since it's a problem that's been around.

Manager Cito Gaston and others said it's kind of a continuation of something that's been bugging the left-hander.

"He was a little sore in Vegas, it's stems back to Triple-A, and what was going on there," said Walton. "It was just minor tightness, but they're just going to check it out and see how he is, give him a clean bill of [health] before he goes back out there and pitches again."

Lewis last pitched on Sept. 11 against the Rays, giving up four earned runs and four hits in just one-third of an inning. He had pitched 13 games with the Jays earlier this season.

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