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Kris Medlen has 2nd Tommy John surgery

Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has undergone elbow-ligament replacement surgery for the second time

Right-hander, who won 15 games in 2013, out for season

Braves pitcher Kris Medlen had elbow ligament replacement, or Tommy John, surgery on Wednesday after leaving his March 9 start when he felt forearm pain. Medlen was 15-12 with a 3.11 ERA last season. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press/File)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen has undergone elbow ligament replacement surgery for the second time.

The Braves said Wednesday that Dr. James Andrews reconstructed the ulnar collateral ligament in Medlen's right elbow a day earlier during the procedure at Gulf Breeze, Fla. Medlen is expected to miss the entire season.

Medlen tore his right UCL while pitching against the New York Mets on Aug. 4, 2010, was operated on by Andrews that Aug. 18 and didn't pitch for the Braves again until Sept. 25, 2011.

The 28-year-old right-hander was 15-12 with a 3.11 earned-run average last year. He left a spring training start against the Mets in the fourth inning on March 9 when he felt forearm pain.

Medlen has a 34-20 record with a 2.95 ERA in five big leagues seasons and is 30-13 in 61 starts.

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