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The walking wounded

Or in Jaret Wright's case, the surfing wounded:

Wright - you might remember him from such films as "Ouch, That Hurts," and "I Miss My Family and My Velocity" - is into his fourth week of a throwing program in Orange County, Cal. He's on the disabled list with inflammation in his right rotator cuff, but reports given to the Orioles say he was pain-free last week.

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Wright is throwing on Wednesdays and Friday, from distances of 60, 90, 120 and 140 feet. The club has no idea if he'll ever wear an Orioles uniform again, but they're still keeping tabs on him.

They figure, he's on the payroll, so why the heck not?

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Meanwhile, the Orioles are going to schedule an arthrogram for Chris Ray, who is officially listed as having a sprained medial ligament in his right elbow. He has a bone spur, but the Oriole want to determine if it's grown or become detached. Best-care scenario has Ray returning in five weeks, and that's very optimistic.

The arthrogram involves shooting dye into the elbow, which will reveal any loose bodies, tears, fractures, etc.

Speaking of loose bodies (sorry in advance), I asked someone in the organization about Kris Benson and was told to call Anna for updates.

I can't. The restraining order won't allow it.

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