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Volquez faces 12 months of rehab

Updated: August 3, 2009, 7:30 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Reds right-hander Edinson Volquez is expected to miss the rest of this season and the first half of next year, too, after having reconstructive elbow surgery Monday, another major setback for fading Cincinnati.

Volquez had surgery to replace a torn ligament and repair other damage in his right elbow, which has sidelined him for the last two months. The typical recovery time is 12 months.

"It's not good news," manager Dusty Baker said. "It sure hurts your heart."

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