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Pujols Opts for More Arthroscopic Surgery on Elbow
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For the second straight offseason, Albert Pujols will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow.

The St. Louis Cardinals say in a brief news release Tuesday that the two-time NL MVP will undergo a debridement procedure, which could be used to shave bone spurs, Wednesday morning in Birmingham, Ala., at a medical facility under the direction of Dr. James Andrews.

The team says it will provide further details after the surgery.

Last October, Pujols underwent a 25-minute outpatient procedure to relieve nerve irritation in the elbow that led to numbness, tingling in his ring finger and pinkie, weakness in his grip and pain along the inside of the forearm. That procedure was done by Dr. George Paletta, the team physician.

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