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Ben Sheets' career may be over

Jul 28, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT

Buster Olney just tweeted that Ben Sheets may have a torn flexor tendon. That’s the same injury that cost him all of 2009.  If that’s the case, you have to think that his career is in serious jeopardy.

Yes, he rehabbed last time, but it was brutal. Surgery took place in February 2009 with an initial, optimistic timeline of coming back in August. That was pushed into spring training of this year.  Does Sheets really have a year of rehab in him again? Would such rehab even have a chance at being successful?

Most importantly: would anyone take a chance on him again?

  1. geoknows - Jul 28, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    And was Billy Beane insane for giving him $10 million this year?

  2. carlosrm - Jul 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    I don’t see his career as over. He’s pretty young, and if he got someone to sign him for 10 million dollars the last time he rehabbed, he could take that cash over to next year in hopes of coming back in 2011. I love this blog, but this headline seems pretty page-view-thirsty.

  3. willmose - Jul 29, 2010 at 1:18 AM

    Ben needs to send Billy Beane a thank you note for $10 million gift to his retirement fund.

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