Cordova has reconstructive elbow surgery
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Cordova, already on the disabled list for more than a year, will be out at least another season after reconstructive elbow surgery.
Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., performed the surgery Thursday. Cordova probably won't return until the 2003 season -- or 2½ years after he last pitched in the majors.
An orthopedist who has operated on numerous pitchers, Andrews
had advised Cordova twice earlier this year to not have the
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