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Flu-like symptoms cause Maddux to miss start
Posted: Thursday June 29, 2000 07:32 PM
Maddux did not feel well after arriving at Shea Stadium and was sent back to the team hotel in Manhattan.
Set back by flu-like symptoms, Maddux was to face the Mets on Saturday. Burkett was originally supposed to start that day.
The Braves also activated rookie shortstop Rafael Furcal from the 15-day disabled list. He strained his right hamstring running out a double earlier this month.
Furcal is batting .311 with 12 stolen bases. He played for Double-A Greenville before rejoining the Braves.
Furcal was not in the starting lineup Thursday night, with Walt Weiss at shortstop.
Mark De Rosa was optioned to Triple-A Richmond. He is 4-for-13 in two stints for the Braves this season.
In addition, relief pitcher Rudy Seanez underwent ligament transplant surgery on his right elbow. Dr. James Andrews performed the "Tommy John" operation in Birmingham, Ala.
Seanez, who completely tore the medial collateral ligament in a game this month at Pittsburgh, will miss the rest of the season. He was 2-4 with two saves and a 4.29 ERA in 23 games.
Also, the Braves expected reliever Mike Remlinger to rejoin the team during Thursday night's game. An MRI exam performed on his left elbow Tuesday revealed no damage after he fell while trying to make a play at first last Thursday against Chicago.
Remlinger is 2-2 with seven saves and a 3.54 ERA in 38 games.