James Kaprielian shut down due to elbow pain, will have MRI

Bad news from the minor league system today: James Kaprielian was placed on the minor league disabled list due to elbow pain. We'll know what the prognosis is once the test results are announced, but one thing is for sure: this sounds ominous. It's not often that good news comes out of an MRI and a dye contrast MRI for a pitcher's elbow.

Kaprielian missed most of last season due to a flexor tendon strain. Pending further evaluations, there's a chance 2017 could be a lost season entirely for Kaprielian. So much for him making his way up the rungs this year.