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Eichen out 8-12 weeks with broken arm

May 2, 2005 at 9:32 AM

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals reliever Joey Eischen could be sidelined up to three months with a broken right arm, it was reported Monday.

Eischen, a left-hander, was injured when he fell to the ground and landed on his glove hand after fielding a ground ball in the seventh inning of a 6-3 win over the New York Mets Sunday night.

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A report from mlb.com said Eischen is expected to be out of the lineup 8-12 weeks.

"I landed on my arm and it snapped," the pitcher said.

"We lost a key part to our bullpen," Manager Frank Robinson said. "That's a key blow to us. Now we have to figure out how to plug that gap."

Eischen is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA this season.

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