Tom Glavine of the Braves delivers a pitch in Tuesday's 10-5 loss to the Cubs. ((Brian Kersey/Associated Press))

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine has landed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season.

Glavine, 42, suffered a strained left elbow in the third inning of Tuesday's 10-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Earlier this season, he was shelved with a hamstring injury. 

Glavine is 2-3 with a 4.85 earned-run average in 12 starts since he rejoined the Braves last Nov. 19, signing a one-year, $8-million US contract.

He could have exercised a contract option with the New York Mets for $13 million US, but he elected to return to Atlanta, where he spent his first 16 seasons and resides year-round.

Glavine and his wife, Christine, have four children.

The stylish left-hander is 305-202 lifetime with 56 complete games in 681 starts over 22 MLB seasons for the Braves and Mets, who signed him to a three-year, $35-million US deal on Dec. 5, 2002.

Glavine later resisted overtures to rejoin the Braves, inking a $10.5-million US extension with New York on Dec. 1, 2006.

Glavine won Cy Young Awards with Atlanta in 1991 and 1998, and was selected the most valuable player as the Braves won the World Series in six games over the Cleveland Indians in 1995.

With files from the Associated Press