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March 7, 2009

Chris Ray: Arm in balance

Reliever Chris Ray has been raving about how good his reconstructed elbow feels, but he hasn't forgotten about his shoulder. One of the possible pitfalls in the recovery from any elbow injury is the possible impact of the rehab on the shoulder, but Ray and the Orioles training staff have very careful to keep everything in balance.

"You can't ignore your shoulder,'' Ray said. "You have to do everything you've did before. I'd say 60 percent of the rehab is cuff weights and strengthening my shoulder."

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