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Rockies pitcher Wells to have surgery Tuesday for blot clot in right hand

Updated: May 5, 2008, 8:43 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Kip Wells will have surgery Tuesday for a blood clot in his right hand.

The Rockies said Monday the operation will be performed by Dr. Robert Thompson at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

The 31-year-old Wells had a blocked artery in his right arm in 2006, which had to be replaced by a vein taken from Wells' leg. That surgery also was performed by Thompson.

"They're going to take a look at where the clots are coming from," Rockies ...

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