Reliever Scott Rice had season-ending elbow surgery on Wednesday, according to beat reporter Marc Carig (Newsday, July 22).
Rice had a bone spur removed and a nerve relocated. The rehab time is expected to be four months, Carig said.
July 23: Rice is out of surgery, and can’t wait for rehab, he tweeted:
The 32 year-old Rice had a 5.93 ERA in 32 appearances in the majors to go along with a 1.32 WHIP. He was demoted in mid-June. In 5 1/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas, he posted a 3.38 ERA.
“I’m obviously not happy, but I understand their decision,” Rice said at the time. “I wasn’t getting the job done so they had to make a move.”