CHICAGO -- An MRI revealed Cubs reliever Zac Rosscup has some inflammation in his left shoulder, but he has no structural damage and will resume his throwing program in a week or so.
Rosscup was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with left shoulder soreness, and he was examined on Thursday by team orthopedic specialist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo.
"I was feeling some discomfort in my shoulder area, so I tried to rehab it a little bit and do some preventative work," Rosscup said Friday. "It wasn't going away, so I figured it was best to get it looked at.
"It's nothing serious. They saw some inflammation and a little bit of fluid, nothing too serious. I should be down for a week or so and then start cranking it up again."
Rosscup had appeared in four games, and he gave up one hit and walked two. He was relieved that there is no structural damage.
"I don't want to hurt the team by going out there and trying to pitch through pain," Rosscup said.
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