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Mystery injury gone, Blackburn ready to resume pitching again

Nobody can figure out why Nick Blackburn's shoulder flared up during his last start on Saturday. He says it's something the trainers have "never seen and I've never dealt with it." But Blackburn felt great throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday and is expected to make his next start on Tuesday.
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Nobody can figure out why Nick Blackburn's shoulder flared up during his last start on Saturday. He says it's something the trainers have "never seen and I've never dealt with it." But Blackburn felt great throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday and is expected to make his next start on Tuesday.

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