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Sheff's Shoulder Sits Him Down

This just in: Gary Sheffield is out for tonight's game because of a sore shoulder. It's actually been bothering him so much that he could need a cortisone shot, and if that's the case, he'll miss tomorrow night's game, as well.

According to Danny Knobler, Sheffield's shoulder has been giving him problems for a while, and he took a cortisone shot for it earlier in the year. Apparently, he aggravated the injury last Saturday while playing in the outfield. You might remember his collision with Placido Polanco on a pop-up into shallow right field.

Does taking a cortisone shot make Sheffield a steroid user? Well, technically, cortisone is a steroid. But he won't be taking the shot in the butt, so you know...