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Pettibone scratched from Saturday start

Pettibone scratched from Saturday start

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies right-hander Jonathan Pettibone will not make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Braves and said he has tightness in his throwing arm.

Pettibone said he is taking anti-inflammatory medication and hopes to start early next week. Pettibone, a 23-year-old rookie right-hander, is 5-4 this season with a 4.04 ERA in 100 1/3 innings over 18 starts.

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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