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Cubs' Gorzelanny to miss next start

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Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny will miss his next scheduled start because of swelling in his left palm caused by being hit by a line drive in Wednesday's game, the team said today.

A CT scan today revealed a small crack in the bone near the tip of his left pinkie, but it's not expected to affect his ability to pitch. The swelling is a more serious concern, and his status is to be evaluated again when the swelling subsides.

Carlos Silva (10-5), who pitched 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in his second injury rehab start, likely will take Gorzelanny's next scheduled start, Tuesday against Houston, on a natural rest cycle.

Silva pitched three scoreless innings Wednesday before giving up five runs in the fourth and fifth innings for Class A Peoria. He hasn't pitched since leaving his Aug. 1 start in Colorado because of an accelerated heartbeat, a recurring issue that was surgically corrected about a week later.

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