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Street moves closer to throwing off mound

Street moves closer to throwing off mound

HOUSTON -- Rockies right-handed closer Huston Street, who suffered a groin injury Saturday during his rehab for a shoulder injury that has kept him out of the Majors all season, said Wednesday he has been playing catch at 140 feet for three days.

Street said he is three to five days from pitching off the mound. The lack of full-speed pitching because of the groin injury hasn't affected his arm.

"Ironically, the shoulder is of no consequence," Street said. "I do believe we have crossed that bridge."

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In other Major League injuries, left-hander Franklin Morales (shoulder weakness) has a 30-40-pitch bullpen session scheduled for Friday at the team's training center in Tucson, Ariz., and righty Taylor Buchholz is set for an inning for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

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