Report: Cubs’ Closer Kevin Gregg Dealing with “Dead Arm”

August 4, 2009 by  

Late Monday, the Chicago Cubs' website reported that closer Kevin Gregg is dealing with a "tired arm," leading to decreased velocity and zero effectiveness.

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Gregg has blown five saves this season, with the latest blown save (on Sunday) costing the Cubs first place in the National League Central Division.

As of Monday night, Gregg's ERA had grown to 4.17, as well.

In reference to Gregg not being available on Monday night against the Reds, Cubs' manager Lou Piniella was quoted as saying, "I think we'll give [Gregg] a little time off."

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