CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -Pittsburgh's Tom Gorzelanny was scratched from his scheduled start in the Pirates' exhibition opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday because of a sore pitching elbow.
The left-hander said the injury was not serious and called it a slight setback.
``I've felt something for a couple of days and there was no sense in taking a chance,'' Gorzelanny said. ``I'm not going to try to be a hero in spring training.''
The Pirates have tentatively scheduled Gorzelanny to start Sunday in an exhibition game against Tampa Bay in Bradenton.
Gorzelanny led the Pirates in wins last season with 14, and had a 3.88 ERA in 32 starts.
Left-hander Phil Dumatrait started in place of Gorzelanny against the Phillies.

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