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Injuries logo Update (Will): Glavine's MRI results showed a small tear in his left flexor tendon, which will keep him out until at least the All-Star break. This certainly gives Charlie Morton a good shot to earn a couple more starts and the way Glavine has pitched, Morton has a chance to be an upgrade. Update (Will): Glavine going to the DL looked so fun that Jair Jurrjens just had to try it too. Well, he isn't technically on the DL yet but after twisting his ankle while walking down the dugout steps yesterday, Jurrjens could be headed there. Jeff Bennett will start in his place today but any questions about whether or not Charlie Morton would be called up should now be answered. Well, Tom Glavine was bad last night, and following the game he went back on the DL, this time with an "elbow strain." The Braves haven't yet announced who will take his place on the roster. The two most obvious candidates are Chuck James and Charlie Morton. James hasn't given up a run in his last two starts but has been pulled in the fourth inning in each of them, leading some to speculate that he's being saved for a quick callup. Morton, of course, has been spectacular in Richmond this year, with an ERA right around 2, averaging more than 6 innings a start, 8.2 K/9 and 3 BB/9, which could be better but isn't terrible as long as it stays there. They've been itching to try him out for a while now, and this may give them their chance. If he can pitch up here like he's been pitching down there, he could give our rotation a real boost. The team has been frustrating all year, but in my opinion, the team has been especially flatfooted since the announcement that Smoltz was done for the year. We could use a little infusion of good feelings from the kids on the farm. Later today they'll announce who's coming up, and we'll post that in an update as soon as we hear.

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