Update on Wells Surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Kip Wells will be out until the All-Star break after having surgery on his right arm. Dr. Robert Thompson performed a vein graft procedure on Wells' right arm on Monday to correct a blockage to the axillary artery. Wells is expected to begin a rehab program within four to six weeks. Wells made 33 starts last season with Pittsburgh, recording an 8-18 record with a 5.09 earned run average. However, the righty made only 24 starts in 2004 because of various arm problems.

Pirates' GM Dave Littlefield updated the media on Wells condition on Tuesday.

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