Hefner Struck with Ball, but Dodges Bullet

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Hefner Struck with Ball, but Dodges Bullet
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jeremy Hefner suffered a bruise on the side of his right elbow when struck by a one-hop comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran in the fourth inning, but the right-hander did not suffer a fracture. X-rays of Hefner's elbow came back negative. Terry Collins expects Hefner will be available to serve in a four-man rotation to open the season, until Aaron Laffey is needed as a fifth starter.

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