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Pena to have wrist surgery
The Red Sox issued a statement this afternoon in which they announced outfielder Wily Mo Pena will have surgery on his ailing left wrist tomorrow.
The entire statement:
"BOSTON, MA -- Wily Mo Pena underwent diagnostic testing and further examination on Tuesday. He has an injury to the hamate bone in his left wrist. The plan is to perform a surgical procedure on Thursday morning to treat the injury.
Wily Mo will immediately begin rehabilitation on the wrist. He will be able to continue his throwing and conditioning programs throughout the entire post-operative period.
NOTE: Pena was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 28 (retroactive to May 27). He is batting .321 with four homers and 18 RBI in 36 games with Boston in 2006.''
According to the website athleticadvisor.com, hamate injuries take six to eight weeks to heal. Other reports indicate it can take up to a year for a player to regain all of his power after surgery.
Posted by Art at 3:53 PM | Permalink
Clemens returns to Houston, not Boston
HOUSTON --The Red Sox have lost out on the Roger Clemens sweepstakes.
Clemens has agreed to a $22 million contract to pitch for the Houston Astros for the rest of 2006.
The 43-year-old Clemens, who will be entering his 23rd major league season, is agreeing first to a minor league contract that pays $322,000 over the five-month minor league season, and his first start is likely to be at Lexington, Ky., the Class A team where his oldest son, Koby, plays.
Clemens announced his return today at a news conference.
The Sox had hoped to sign Clemens, a former Red Sox star, to strengthen their struggling pitching staff.
Read a full report from sister site khou.com in Houston
Watch a live Webcast from the press conference
Posted by Andrea Panciera at 12:42 PM | Permalink