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Best case for return is six weeks

Updated: March 27, 2004, 8:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers reliever Jeff Zimmerman will have exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the latest damage to his right elbow and expects to miss six weeks.

The 31-year-old right-hander met with Dr. Lewis Yocum on Saturday and will have the operation next week. A date and place had not been determined.

"The best-case scenario is six weeks," Zimmerman said. "This is actually a relief because it's going to give me piece of mind to know one way or the ...

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