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Dodgers lose fifth starter Milton

Updated: July 15, 2009, 10:56 AM ET
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Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Eric Milton has had surgery for a herniated disk in his back and will be out at least three months, likely bringing his season to an end, according to media reports.

Milton, who spent two years recovering from Tommy John surgery, was 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA in five starts for the Dodgers as their No. 5 starter after signing a minor league deal.

But Milton, who was twice placed on the disabled list this season, underwent the back surgery after suffering ...

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