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Braves' Bennett asks for, gets release

Updated: July 30, 2009, 7:51 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Atlanta Braves have released right-hander Jeff Bennett.

A team spokesman said Bennett asked for and was granted his released from the team Thursday, making him a free agent.

Bennett broke a bone in his left hand in June when he angrily punched a door in frustration during a loss against the New York Yankees. He was completing a rehab assignment in the minors, while the team was playing against the Florida Marlins in Miami.

Bennett was 2-4 with a 3.18 ERA in 33 appearances ...

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