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BASEBALL / DAILY REPORT : DODGERS : Gott's Bum Shoulder a Real Bummer

September 25, 1993|MARYANN HUDSON

Jim Gott says he knows now he should have rested his shoulder for a few days when it first felt stiff during a game against Pittsburgh in late August. But with 24 saves he was on a roll and had a chance to break the L.A. Dodger record of 28 saves set by Jay Howell in 1989. Since then, Gott is 0-1 with no saves in five appearances and has been sidelined since Sept. 13. "It's the most frustrating thing in in the world," said Gott, who has a 2.35 earned-run average. "I played catch today and I can pitch, but when I throw my breaking ball it aggravates my shoulder, and that's the pitch that has been working for me all year. I hope it loosens up soon."

Mitch Webster, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, was back in the clubhouse and working with Dodger trainers Friday. How does he feel? "Stiff and gimpy," he said. Webster is expected to be ready for spring training.

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