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Scott Linebrink | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/4/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas State
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Cardinals released RHP Scott Linebrink.
Linebrink is still making his way back from right shoulder capsulitis. He didn't throw a pitch for the Cardinals. Fri, Jun 8, 2012 11:27:00 PM

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Scott Linebrink (shoulder) threw a bullpen session in St. Louis on Sunday.

Linebrink is still considered weeks away from a return, but he's finally showing some signs of progress. Assuming he avoids a setback, he could rejoin the Cardinals bullpen before the All-Star break.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 09:47:00 AM

Scott Linebrink (shoulder) could begin throwing off a mound next week.

Linebrink is finally showing some progress with his right shoulder capsulitis. If he doesn't have any more setbacks, he should be ready sometime in June.
Fri, May 25, 2012 02:05:00 PM

Scott Linebrink (shoulder) is currently playing catch from a distance of 90 feet.

Linebrink will stretch it out to 120 feet before throwing off flat ground. The hope is that he'll be ready to throw off a mound by the Cardinals' current seven-game homestand. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list all season with right shoulder capsulitis.
Tue, May 22, 2012 12:11:00 AM

Scott Linebrink (shoulder) resumed playing catch Tuesday.

Linebrink had been shut down after experiencing more inflammation in his right shoulder. He'll play catch and long-toss for several days before hopefully returning to the mound. He's had a few setbacks, so it's no guarantee that he'll be back anytime soon.
Tue, May 15, 2012 09:32:00 PM

Scott Linebrink plans to resume throwing this weekend after receiving a pain-relieving shot in his right shoulder.

Linebrink, who was placed on the DL after the first game of the season due to shoulder capsulitis, experienced renewed right shoulder tightness during a bullpen session Sunday. There's currently no timetable for his return.
Fri, May 4, 2012 10:48:00 AM

Scott Linebrink experienced renewed right shoulder tightness during a Sunday bullpen session.

Linebrink will visit with an orthopedist this week to determine whether he has suffered a significant setback. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since the start of the regular season because of shoulder capsulitis and remains out indefinitely.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 09:08:00 AM

Scott Linebrink (shoulder) completed his first bullpen session Thursday.

He threw 25 pitches in the first of what should be two or three sessions. It's a step in the right direction for Linebrink, who hasn't pitched since spring training. If all goes well, he could return to the Cardinals by mid-May.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 02:13:00 PM

Scott Linebrink (shoulder) has intensified his throwing program in recent days and hopes to begin throwing off a mound within a week.

Linebrink said he no longer feels pain, but that flexibility is "the biggest issue right now." The veteran right-hander would seem to be on track to return in early May if all goes well.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 10:47:00 AM

Cardinals placed RHP Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with right shoulder capsulitis.

Linebrink pitched well this spring, posting a 0.93 ERA in 9 2/3 innings, but he suffered the injury in his final appearance. It's not clear at this point how long the veteran reliever might be out. Victor Marte replaces him in the bullpen.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 12:37:00 PM

Scott Linebrink has flown back to St. Louis to undergo an MRI on his sore right lat.

The 35-year-old right-hander is expected to land on the 15-day disabled list and the Cardinals are expected to promote reliever Victor Marte in a corresponding move. Linebrink posted a cool 0.93 ERA in 9 2/3 innings this spring but apparently came down with some inflammation before the Redbirds headed north.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Scott Linebrink.

In other words, Linebrink has officially been added to the 40-man roster and will make the Cardinals' bullpen. The 35-year-old right-hander has an 0.93 ERA and 2/1 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings this spring and should pitch in middle relief for St. Louis.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 10:06:00 AM

Scott Linebrink (hamstring) has resumed throwing.

Linebrink skipped a scheduled live batting practice session late last week after tweaking his right hamstring during a conditioning drill. The 35-year-old right-hander is already back on track, and will continue fighting for a spot in the Cardinals' Opening Day bullpen.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 09:10:00 AM

Scott Linebrink will skip his scheduled live batting practice session Thursday after tweaking his right hamstring on Wednesday.

Linebrink felt some tightness while running during conditioning drills. However, the issue is believed to be minor and he should resume throwing in a day or two. The 35-year-old right-hander signed a minor league deal with the Cards in February and is competing for a bullpen spot this spring.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 08:58:00 AM

Cardinals signed RHP Scott Linebrink to a minor league contract.

He'll also get a spring training invite. Linebrink, 35, compiled a 3.64 ERA and 42/21 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings with the Braves last season. He'll need to have an impressive showing this spring to win a bullpen spot.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 05:44:00 PM

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