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Glavine released by Braves

Updated: June 5, 2009, 4:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine wanted to end his career with the Braves.

If this is the end, it wasn't on his terms.

Atlanta released the winningest active pitcher in the big leagues on Wednesday, a stunning move just when it seemed he was ready to return to the Braves.

The move was first reported by ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

The 43-year-old Glavine, who was coming back from shoulder and elbow surgery, threw six scoreless innings in a rehab start for Class-A Rome on Tuesday ...

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