CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jonathan Pettibone will be temporarily shut down while battling tightness in his right shoulder.
Pettibone did not take the mound with the rest of his throwing group yesterday morning at the Carpenter Complex. Afterward, he said he felt the soreness in the "last couple" of bullpen sessions.
"It started to act up when I started to crank it up . . . I started to feel it a little," said Pettibone, who added that he has thrown four or five bullpen sessions since beginning to throw last month.