PHOENIX (AP) -Less than a week after being told he probably would need surgery on his ailing pitching elbow, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chris Capuano has decided to try rehabilitation that would allow him to play this season.
The Brewers placed the left-hander on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, retroactive to March 21. He will try rehabbing his left elbow for the next three to four weeks.
The decision came after Capuano visited with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday and underwent a second MRI. Andrews performed Capuano's first elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2002, when he was pitching in Arizona's farm system.
Capuano was told Sunday that he has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and would probably need Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career.
The 29-year-old Capuano injured his elbow in an exhibition game last week. He had an MRI last Thursday, and team physician William Raasch confirmed the diagnosis of a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

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