Marlins release Mitre; he's expected to miss at least half of 2009 after surgery
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.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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