Braves put Kris Medlen on 15-day DL

Updated: August 5, 2010, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen was placed on the 15-day disabled on Thursday with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow that could require reconstructive surgery.

Braves doctors said they would wait a couple of weeks for the swelling and pain to subside before deciding on a course of action. Either Medlen will go through a period of rehabilitation or have Tommy John surgery, which appears likely. Recovery from the surgery generally takes one year.

Medlen left ...

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