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Manny Banuelos undergoes surgery to remove bone spur in his left elbow

Manny Banuelos had a bone spur removed from his pitching elbow on Thursday.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves got a bit of good news in regards to rookie pitcher Manny Banuelos and his troublesome elbow on Thursday. The Braves announced that Banuelos had undergone successful surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow. Famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the operation.

Banuelos was scratched from a start a little over a week ago due to lingering soreness in his elbow. He was to be examined this week by Dr. Andrews and today's surgery was a result of that examination. Given Banuelos' history with Tommy John surgery, it was good news to learn that the elbow was structurally sound.

Banuelos appeared in seven games for the Braves this season going 1-4 with a 5.13 ERA in 26 1/3 innings pitched. He made 17 starts while at Gwinnett where he was 6-2 with a 2.23 ERA.

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