Condrey's sore elbow not getting better

Condrey's sore elbow not getting better

DETROIT -- Right-hander Clay Condrey is experiencing soreness near the flexor tendon of his right elbow again, which is another setback in his recovery from an elbow injury that's kept him out all season.

Condrey, who has yet to throw a pitch for the Twins in the regular season after signing with them as a free agent in January, will likely be shut down, at least temporarily, due to the soreness.

At the end of May, Condrey was given a choice by doctors to either attempt to pitch through some inflammation in the area of the flexor tendon as long as the symptoms did not get worse or to shut it down totally for two months. At the time, Condrey decided to try pitching, but the continued soreness means that Condrey will likely have to stop pitching this time.

"I'm guessing it's probably going to be a shutdown and we'll see where they go from there," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's tried it out and it's not worked out."