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March 9, 2007
Timlin sidelined for 10 days
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox' muddled bullpen situation got a little more clouded today when it was announced that veteran reliever Mike Timlin, who was on track to start the season as the team's closer, will be shut down for approximately 10 days because of a pulled oblique muscle.
Timlin, who had suffered what was described as a bad back early in camp, threw off the mound Wednesday for the first time in a 40-pitch workout. On Thursday, however, he felt pain again, so he was sent for an MRI.
The injury was diagnosed as a slight oblique pull and Timlin won't be allowed to throw for approximately 10 days.
Timlin's absence makes it questionable whether or not he can be ready for the season opener on April 2, since he'd have less than two weeks to get in shape.
-- SEAN McADAM
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