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Report: Braves release Tom Glavine

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tom-glavine-released.jpgThe Tom Glavine era in Atlanta is reportedly over. Again.

According to sources, the Braves have released the two-time Cy Young Award winner after he threw six scoreless innings in his latest rehab start.

The left-hander has a career record of 305-203 and career ERA of 3.54.

Glavine, however, is left wondering what he could be doing to get back to the bigs.

The Braves told Glavine that he was being released because his velocity is down, one source said. However, Glavine was throwing only 76-78 miles per hour in spring training and in recent starts had increased that to 83-86 miles per hour.

"I don't know what else I can do," Glavine said after Tuesday night's game, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Physically I felt good and I feel like I'm ready.

Does this move effect the outlooks of either the Cubs or White Sox? The White Sox have recently tried to acquire Jake Peavy and were rumored (rumored remember) to be interested in Roy Oswalt.

The Cubs have long been privy to the masterful location and mix of speeds the veteran has displayed. Is there any chance they'd take a chance on the Future Hall-of-Famer having some wins left in that arm of his?

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