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Pirates pitcher Chris Archer undergoes hernia surgery

November 28, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Archer pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Archer has undergone surgery to repair a hernia but should be ready in time for spring training. The team says Archer had surgery Tuesday, Nov. 26, after complaining of symptoms during a recent workout. Archer is expected to take six weeks off to recuperate before resuming his offseason program. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates pitcher Chris Archer has undergone surgery to repair a hernia but should be ready in time for spring training.

The team says Archer had surgery Tuesday after complaining of symptoms during a recent workout. Archer is expected to take six weeks off to recuperate before resuming his offseason program.

Pittsburgh acquired Archer from Tampa Bay in a July trade that sent outfielder Austin Meadows and pitcher Tyler Glasnow to the Rays.

Archer went 3-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 10 starts for the Pirates, including a 2-1 mark with a 2.70 ERA in September.

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