Braves release 305-game winner Tom Glavine

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ATLANTA (AP) - In a stunning move, the Atlanta Braves have
released 305-game winner Tom Glavine, just when it seemed he was
ready to return to the big leagues.

The 43-year-old Glavine, who was coming back from shoulder and
elbow surgery, threw six scoreless innings for Class-A Rome on
Tuesday night and proclaimed himself ready to pitch in the majors

Instead, the Braves cut him Wednesday, another move that figures
to draw the ire of Atlanta fans after the team failed to re-sign
John Smoltz during the offseason.