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Finnegan on MRI: 'Not good news at all'

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brandon Finnegan, right, rubs his arm as he talks to a trainer and Reds manager Bryan Price watches during the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, June 26. Finnegan left the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brandon Finnegan, right, rubs his arm as he talks to a trainer and Reds manager Bryan Price watches during the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, June 26. Finnegan left the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Brandon Finnegan is not expected to pitch “in the near future” after an MRI revealed a similar injury to what kept him out for two months earlier this season.

Finnegan left Monday’s game in St. Louis in the fourth inning after experiencing discomfort in his first game back for the Reds since April 15.

“Not good news at all,” said Finnegan Tuesday at Great American Ball park. “The pain definitely isn’t as (bad), it feels more like a stretch. I don’t know how long I’ll be out. I guess we’ll see.”

Finnegan said it’s a lat injury near the shoulder and is the same muscle he injured earlier this season, but now in a different spot of the muscle.

“It’s definitely heartbreaking,” said Finnegan. “I was just so excited to be back and be with the guys and try to get some innings, but it kind of back-fired for sure.”

Finnegan had an MRI before is last rehab start to confirm his injury was fully healed.

He has started four games this season after posting a 3.98 ERA in 2016 – his first full season as a starting pitcher in the Major Leagues.

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