Thursday August 21, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine is expected
to be ready for spring training after undergoing surgery on his
injured left elbow.
The 42-year-old left-hander also had arthroscopic surgery on his
shoulder Thursday, and the Braves said he should be able to start a
throwing program by January.
Glavine isn't under contract for next season and has said he
only wants to pitch for Atlanta, close to his home and family. Dr. James Andrews performed both procedures in Birmingham, Ala. Glavine gave up seven runs in four innings last Thursday in an 11-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs, his first start since spending two months on the disabled list. He is 2-4 with a 5.54 ERA in 13 starts this season and 305-203 in his career.
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