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Arm woes may force Glavine to quit

ATLANTA – Tom Glavine may retire if his sore left shoulder doesn’t improve in two weeks.

Glavine was told Tuesday he must rest for at least two weeks after inflammation was found in his left rotator cuff. The 43-year-old had an MRI and was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who advised treatment and rest.

Glavine said he’s tired of rehabbing after elbow and shoulder surgery last August.

“I’m willing to put in a little more time but I’m not willing to put in another six weeks or eight weeks because by then, you know what, I’m going to have to start all over again and I’m not interested in doing that,” he said.

Glavine joined the Braves at Turner Field on Tuesday night following the examination in Birmingham, Ala.

He ended Sunday’s minor league start with Double-A Mississippi after two innings because of soreness in the shoulder after swinging a bat. Glavine felt similar discomfort when hitting in spring training, but he said that pain didn’t last as it did this time.

Mets’ Wagner throws

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Injured New York Mets closer Billy Wagner threw off a mound Tuesday for what was believed to be the first time since elbow ligament replacement surgery last Sept. 10.

Wagner threw 10 pitches from flat ground, then took the mound in a 23-pitch bullpen session with minor league catcher Juan Centeno. The left-hander completed his workout with pitcher’s fielding practice, then headed to the training’s room for more than an hour before slipping out the back door of the rehab center without speaking to reporters.

Wagner did not join the Mets for spring training but followed a program set up by Chris Correnti, a minor league pitching rehabilitation trainer, until the Mets told him to stop throwing in mid-March because they were concerned he was trying to do too much too soon.

Orioles’ Hill doing good

ARLINGTON, Texas – Baltimore Orioles left-hander Rich Hill, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow, threw a side session before Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Orioles manager Dave Trembley said Hill had “very good command of all his pitches.”

Hill, acquired in an offseason trade with the Chicago Cubs, will fly to Sarasota, Fla., on Friday for a two-inning stint in extended spring training. After that he’ll get two days off, then throw another two-inning session before being evaluated by club medical personnel.

Mauer getting closer

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer’s sore back has improved enough for him to start running, and he is expected to begin a rehabilitation assignment next week.

Manager Ron Gardenhire says the reigning AL batting champ has been running the past two days. That was the big test he had to pass before the team deemed him ready to start playing in games.

Podsednik back with Sox

DETROIT – Scott Podsednik rejoined the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, agreeing to a minor league contract one day after center fielder Dewayne Wise separated a shoulder. Podsednik played for Chicago from 2005-07 and hit a game-winning homer in Game 2 of the World Series against the Astros in 2005. He batted .253 for the Colorado Rockies last year.

Litsch lands on DL

MINNEAPOLIS – Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jesse Litsch broke Rule No. 1 in the pitching handbook – he tried to pitch through arm pain.

Litsch, 24, first felt pain in his right forearm after striking out Minnesota Twins slugger Justin Morneau in the first inning on Monday night.

But he said he felt pain on every pitch until he finally pulled himself out of the game at the start of the fourth inning, in the middle of an at-bat against Delmon Young. After an MRI revealed a strained right forearm Tuesday, the Blue Jays placed Litsch on the 15-day disabled list.

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