Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wakefield- Maybe Next Year

After having back surgery yesterday, Tim Wakefield has had his herniated disk removed in a successful surgery. After going 11-3 with a 4.31 ERA, he finished the year 11-5 with a 4.58 ERA, in only 4 starts because of his gimpy back. The 43 year old does intend to play in 2010, but it might be his last year, he says. Wakefield does have a $4 million option for 2010 for the Red Sox to exercise, but Theo Epstein (Red Sox GM) says that until the surgery has done its job, neither side will make a move. Wakefield is going to start training for Spring Training in rehab so he will be fit once Spring Training comes. I hope the Sox can resign "Wake" as he can be a great pitcher.

1 comment:

  1. Wakefield was great this year -- always a treat to see those wiggly balls floating over the plate snd batters scratching their heads about how to hit them. We will miss him if we don't see him next year. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.