Marlins release Mitre; he's expected to miss at least half of 2009 after surgery
Updated: September 29, 2008, 6:27 PM ETAssociated Press
Mitre underwent Tommy John surgery July 15, missed the entire 2008 season and is not expected to return until midseason next year at the earliest.
Mitre went 5-8 with a 4.65 ERA in a career-high 27 starts for Florida last year.
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