Bianchi gets second opinion on elbow

Bianchi gets second opinion on elbow

CHICAGO -- Injured Brewers infielder Jeff Bianchi remains in rehab mode after a second opinion on his right elbow did not yield a new diagnosis, manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday.

Bianchi has been sidelined since July 18 with a strained right elbow. He underwent Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in Spring Training in 2010 and missed that entire season, but his current issue is not necessarily related, according to Roenicke.

"He's in Arizona and had a second opinion; they said it was basically what we thought [in] the first opinion," Roenicke said. "He's been taking ground balls there. It still is a little bit ... I don't want to use the word 'sore,' because they said 'achy.'

"I don't know exactly what that means, but it's still there a little bit, and that's why they wanted a second opinion, because it's not coming along like they thought he would. They said they're going to start pushing things for him. The history with the elbow seems to be fine."

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