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Brewers' Riske has reconstructive elbow surgery

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Brewers' Riske has reconstructive elbow surgery

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher David Riske (RISKY) underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow today. Dr. Lewis Yocum performed the "Tommy John" surgery in Los Angeles.

Riske signed a three-year, $13 million deal with the Brewers before the 2008 season. Now he'll be sidelined the rest of this year and likely some or all of 2010.

In his first season, he went 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA in 45 appearances before needing surgery in September to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. He made just one appearance this year, giving up two runs before going on the disabled list on April 16th with a tight elbow.

The Brewers also released reliever Jorge Julio today. That move came after he allowed five runs while facing six batters in the sixth inning of Milwaukee's 7-4 loss to the Florida Marlins last night.

The Brewers called up right-hander Mike Burns from Triple-A Nashville.

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APNP-06-02-09 1832CDT

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