MRI shows Cards' Mulder has rotator cuff issues

DETROIT -- St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Mark Mulder has
rotator cuff inflammation and irritation in his left shoulder, an
MRI revealed.

The Cardinals plan to re-examine Mulder's shoulder in about a
week, and haven't set a timetable on his return. Mulder was
supposed to start Sunday, but Sidney Ponson took his spot in the
rotation against the Tigers.

Mulder was put on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a
shoulder strain after giving up nine runs in 2 1/3 innings against
the Chicago White Sox.

"When you throw that bull I was throwing up there, it's not
going to get it done," Mulder said after the poor outing.

Mulder is 6-5 this season -- after starting 5-1 -- with a 6.09
ERA. He was 16-8 last season, his first in St. Louis after pitching
five seasons for Oakland. The 28-year-old Mulder has a career
record of 103-55 with a 4.03 ERA.