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Braves release Tom Glavine

ATLANTA - In a stunning move, the Atlanta Braves released 305-game winner Tom Glavine yesterday.

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 said he was ready for the majors.

The Mets, Glavine's former employer, have no interest in re-signing him, according to a person familiar with the situation.

"We gave [Glavine] the option, 'If you want to retire, you can retire as a Brave,'" general manager Frank Wren said. "He asked us to release him."

The Braves made another major move, acquiring All-Star center fielder Nate McLouth from Pittsburgh for three prospects.

AP, with staff writer David Lennon

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