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Demoted closer Isringhausen to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

Updated: September 6, 2008, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Jason Isringhausen, twice demoted from the St. Louis Cardinals' closer role last month before landing on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain, will have season-ending surgery next week.

The move was announced on the team's medical report.

When Isringhausen was placed on the DL on Aug. 20 with a partially torn tendon and elbow tendinitis, the Cardinals said he likely would miss the rest of the year. The 35-year-old is scheduled for surgery next Friday.

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