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Monday, September 19, 2011
Jonathan Broxton has elbow surgery

ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Monday morning, a team spokesman said. During the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a bone spur and associated loose bodies were removed.

Broxton will begin his rehab program in the next few days, and he should be ready to begin a throwing program within six to eight weeks, the team spokesman said.

However, Broxton's days with the Dodgers could be nearing an end. The former All-Star pitched just 12 2/3 innings this season, when he made $7 million. His last threw in a game on May 3.

Broxton, who signed a two-year deal worth $11 million with the Dodgers in 2010, is eligible for free agency after the World Series.

Information from ESPNLosAngeles.com's Tony Jackson and The Associated Press was used in this report.