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D-backs set plan for Benson's return

D-backs set plan for Benson's return

PHOENIX -- Kris Benson is back with the D-backs, but he's not close to pitching for them.

Benson, who has "capsulitis" inflammation in the capsule of his right shoulder, said from the D-backs' clubhouse on Tuesday that he received a second round of cortisone shots on Friday. Next, he will play catch on Saturday before throwing full-fledged bullpen sessions. Ultimately, the right-hander plans to return to Triple-A Reno for more rehabilitation outings.

Benson was placed on the 15-day disabled list almost immediately after straining his shoulder in an April 28 start against the Colorado Rockies. He made four rehab starts for Reno before suffering his latest setback.

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"It turns out it was a little more serious than I thought when it first happened," Benson said.

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