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Yanks’ Watson Set Back Again

May 19, 2001

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SEATTLE (AP) _ New York Yankees left-hander Allen Watson, who missed most of last season, has suffered another setback while rehabilitating his shoulder.

The Yankees said Saturday that Watson’s shoulder is hurting. He underwent an MRI exam and received a cortisone shot.

Watson, 30, underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason. He had been in Tampa, Fla., rehabilitating his shoulder.

``He tried to get on the mound,″ Yankees manager Joe Torre said Saturday. ``His shoulder was hurting him. It’s got to be frustrating after what he’s gone through.″

Watson pitched in 17 games and was on the disabled list three times for the Yankees last season.

Watson has a career record of 51-55 in the majors with a 5.03 ERA in 206 games, including 137 starts.

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