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Braves GM: Ledezma's visa damaged 'in a washing  incident'

Updated: July 13, 2007, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Braves reliever Wilfredo Ledezma was stuck in Venezuela because of visa problems and Atlanta placed him on the restricted list Friday.

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Ledezma went home for the All-Star break. Braves general manager John Schuerholz said Ledezma's visa was damaged "in a washing incident" and became detached from his passport.

Braves manager Bobby Cox said it is not unusual for foreign players to return home for the All-Star break.

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