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Shoulder discomfort shutting down Gorzelanny

Shoulder discomfort shutting down Gorzelanny

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ATLANTA -- Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny had hoped to pitch again this season, but the veteran said Tuesday that lingering discomfort in his shoulder will not allow it.

"I'll get ready for next year," he said.

Gorzelanny has been sidelined since exiting a relief outing on Sept. 2 when he could not get his shoulder loose. It was his first appearance out of the bullpen following a stretch of nine starts, during which the Brewers evaluated whether Gorzelanny might fit into the rotation next season.

Manager Ron Roenicke said Gorzelanny felt lingering discomfort during a throwing session on Tuesday afternoon at Turner Field.

The 31-year-old was 3-6 with a 3.90 ERA in a debut season with the Brewers that included 33 relief appearances and 10 starts. As a reliever, he posted a solid 2.70 ERA and a .171 opponents' batting average. He is signed for next season at a $2.8 million base salary.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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