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R.A. Dickey undergoes abdominal surgery

Oct 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

As expected, R.A. Dickey underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he pitched through for most of the season.

Dickey confirmed via his Twitter account earlier this evening that the surgery was a success. He’s expected to be ready for spring training.

Dickey posted a 2.73 ERA and 230/54 K/BB ratio over 233 2/3 innings this season and is one of the favorites for the National League Cy Young Award, which will be handed out on November 14. His contract includes a bargain $5.25 million club option for next season, but the Mets are expected to get in touch with his agent soon about a possible contract extension.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Here’s hoping that Biggeth Dicketh recovers smartly and returns to entertain us and baffle the opposition again next season.

  2. mazblast - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    He’s fun to watch, and when he’s on, the expressions on the batters’ faces are priceless. He and David Wright are the only reasons to watch any Mets baseball.

  3. papalurchdxb - Oct 19, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    thank goodness it was a success, so many of these surgeries aren’t!

  4. youngwomanscreek - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    “Thursday in Philadelphia”
    Leaving the Philly airport Wednesday afternoon I saw a guy who clearly had just flown into Philly, who looked just like R.A. Dickey. I thought to myself – no, wouldn’t be him.

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