The Phillies said Eyre had successful surgery Monday to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. The Phillies said they would contact Eyre's agent about a possible return in 2010. Eyre has said he could retire, but if he does not, he only would play for the Phillies.
Eyre, who made $2 million this season, went 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA in 42 appearances. He went 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA in 19 appearances for the Phillies in 2008.
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