Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

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    Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    By Charles Krupa, AP
    Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka may have a sprained elbow ligament, and is expected to miss at least a significant portion of this season.

    The Red Sox said Wednesday that Matsuzaka has elbow tightness "consistent with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament." A sprained UCL often, but not always, results in Tommy John surgery, and it's possible Matsuzaka was shut down while the injury is manageable without surgery.

    The club said for now, Matsuzaka will rest for two weeks and be reexamined.

    Even if no surgery is necessary, Matsuzaka will need time to rebuild arm strength, and manager Terry Francona told reporters it's unlikely Matsuzaka would be ready to begin throwing after the upcoming two-week rest window.

    Matsuzaka gave up five earned runs and allowed 12 baserunners in just 4 1/3 innings of his last start, on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles. While he has a 3-3 record and a 5.30 ERA, Matsuzaka has had a couple of decent outings this month, and his loss would still be significant for the Boston rotation.

    Matsuzaka is due to make $10 million this year and in 2012, after which he is eligible for free agency. Should Tommy John surgery be required, he would miss all of this season and a good portion of the 2012 season.

    The Red Sox will man the back end of the rotation and the long relief roles with some combination of veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, right-hander Alfredo Aceves and Michael Bowden. Fellow starter John Lackey also is on the DL with an elbow injury.

     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    I recall an article where Dice stated he's no longer focusing on doing the exercises for arm/shoulder strength - but instead doing more with his lower body, which he felt was lagging behind.
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Dice averages 24 starts as season. He has been on the DL every single year since he signed with Boston.
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    I'm looking for the part in the USAToday article where they are considering Tommy John surgery? 

    Any chance that surgery might help Carl Crawford?
     
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    In Response to Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....:
    [QUOTE]I'm looking for the part in the USAToday article where they are considering Tommy John surgery?  Any chance that surgery might help Carl Crawford?
    Posted by SoxSoldRed[/QUOTE]

    I heard that the type of injury that Dice-K has could indeed lead to tommy john surgery.  Not sure that it will happen, but it definitely could. 
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Crawford isn't married to the DL. He abides by team training technique.
    Where's ur Gorilla suit?
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Crawford is married to the Mendoza line and bad defense. He abides by the rule of the MLBPA on contracts, which is to do as little as possible until the final year of the contract, as the pay is the same.

    Theo's Gorilla suit is in your closet.

    Susan, where have you "heard" this? You do know that Wakefield might need hip surgery, don't you? I heard this, Susan.
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Love to hear "Softy's" latest defense of Dice K over Wakefield after this lovely news, from whatever alias the Basement GM is using now....
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Surgery for Daisuke would not surprise me at all.  As for " Sox Sold Red ;" his ridiculous posting is really not worth a response from anyone. He is merely looking for attention.
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed that starter Daisuke Matsuzaka will be seeing Dr. Lewis Yocum later this month for a second opinion on his injured right elbow, but shot down rumors that the right-hander is facing Tommy John surgery.

    "He has an appointment to go see Dr. Yocum at the end of the month, and in the meantime, we gave him permission to go home to Japan for personal reasons. He's not having Tommy John," Francona said.

    "It's a shame we have to deal with reports like that because it's probably not real professional. Dice has been really good with us, communicating with us, so he's going to go visit his family and then on the way back he'll see Dr. Yocum."

    Matsuzaka was diagnosed with a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament and placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He is scheduled to be re-examined by team doctors after a two-week period, at which point a long-term assessment can be given.

    Matsuzaka said at the time that he had no concerns about needing surgery on the elbow. The 30-year-old is 3-3 with a 5.30 ERA this year.

    Please ban the author of this thread for malicious misrepresentation. Hatred towards Japenese players should not be tolerated. The author of this thread is a sorry human being.

     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Not sure that it will happen, but it definitely could. 

    Suan, you definitely could have brain surgery, too, but that doesn't justify the titilating baseless speculation. McAdam is a tool.
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

      THATS OK....  GOOD LUCK DICE-MAN......  MEANWHILE, OPPORTUNITH KNOCKS !!
     
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    Re: Tommy John surgery for Dice-K? Stay Tuned....

    Daisuke is currently on...how would softy term this?...oh yes, a Sojourn to Japan.
     

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