Brewers fans got good news and bad news today regarding the condition of right-hander Ben Sheets' right shoulder.
Sheets, who has been sidelined since an abbreviated outing May 2 against Houston, underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam in Milwaukee and team doctor William Raasch reported later that there was no structural damage in the shoulder.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that Sheets underwent the MRI because he was experiencing discomfort in the shoulder during long-toss drills. With the MRI complete, he'll continue his rehab workouts but the Brewers have no timetable for his return. General Manager Doug Melvin touched off a firestorm recently when he indicated that Sheets could be out a month, but that is looking quite optimistic now.
Rookie lefty Dana Eveland has taken Sheets' place in the rotation, but the club will need another starter in about a week. Ben Hendrickson had hte spot, but was returned to Class AAA Nashville after a string of shaky outings.
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