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Red Sox's Chris Carpenter hurt

Updated: March 29, 2012, 3:17 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox pitcher Chris Carpenter -- who came to Boston from the Chicago Cubs as compensation for the Cubs hiring Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations -- will have surgery Thursday to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed the surgery, which Carpenter had tweeted Wednesday.

The procedure will be performed in Birmingham, Ala., by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

Carpenter had ...

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