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Gonzalez injury intrigue?

At the end of manager Dave Trembley's pre-game talk with the media Wednesday morning, he said that Michael Gonzalez was not available to pitch Tuesday and he wouldn't be available today against the Rays.

Trembley said he wanted to use Gonzalez in the tight, 8-6 loss to the Rays on Tuesday, but was told the left-hander couldn't get loose.

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Trembley said Gonzalez, who was temporarily removed from closer duties after blowing two of his first three chances, would see a team doctor today. Trembley said Gonzalez was in the trainers' room with an ice pack on his left shoulder this morning.

Gonzalez was away from the team Monday to witness the birth of his daughter in Arizona. When approached by reporters this morning, he said he would talk after he spoke to Trembley.

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By 11:45 a.m., the two hadn't spoken, Trembley said.

Gonzalez signed a two-year, $12 million offseason to be the Orioles' closer.

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