Originally created 07/01/03

Byrd to undergo Tommy John surgery



MIAMI -- Atlanta Braves right-hander Paul Byrd will have reconstructive surgery Tuesday on his pitching elbow.

Byrd, who had bone chips removed from his right elbow on April 11, pitched just one inning for the Braves in spring training.

He was 17-11 with 3.90 ERA with Kansas City in 2002, and signed with the Braves in December. He also had arthroscopic surgery on his elbow in 2000.