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03/08/11 1:35 PM EST

Sore elbow plagues Marlins righty Sanabia

Marlins right-hander Alex Sanabia is suffering from a sore right elbow, which resulted in him being scratched from Tuesday's start, manager Edwin Rodriguez told reporters in Lakeland, Fla., on Tuesday.

On Monday, Rodriguez suggested that Sanabia had been scratched to work on the mechanics of his delivery, rather than for a health-related issue.

Sanabia projects to start the year in Triple-A, but showed his ability in the Majors for part of last season. Sanabia went 5-3 with a 3.73 in 12 starts for Florida down the stretch in 2010.

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