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Gorzelanny back on course with rehab

Gorzelanny back on course with rehab

MILWAUKEE -- After taking a week-long break from throwing to rest his surgically repaired left shoulder, Brewers reliever Tom Gorzelanny is back on track in his rehabilitation, manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday.

Gorzelanny, who had surgery in December to repair fraying of his rotator cuff and labrum, had hoped to be active for the Brewers by the end of April, but he hit a wall earlier this month in his throwing program.

"We backed him off for about a week, and then yesterday or the day before, he came back and threw a bullpen and was really happy, really threw the ball well, far better than he was throwing," Roenicke said. "So he called [head athletic trainer] Dan Wright [and] told him he had a really good bullpen. He's pretty excited about it."

Because of the day-to-day nature of Gorelanny's comeback, the Brewers cannot predict when he will be ready to pitch in a game. In the meantime, the Brewers have three lefties in the Major League bullpen: Zach Duke, Will Smith and Wei-Chung Wang.

"We're still so far off, I don't really ask that much," Roenicke said.

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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