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A's P Ben Sheets out for season

July 28, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas, July 28 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Ben Sheets will miss the rest of the season with a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow, the team said Wednesday.

A's Manager Bob Geren told reporters in Arlington, Texas, before a game against the Texas Rangers the right-hander will require elbow surgery.

"He's going to be missed, both on the field and off," Geren told the Oakland Tribune. "He's been a great teammate and a pleasant guy to be around."

Sheets, who signed a 1-year, $10 million deal with the A's before the season, missed the entire 2009 campaign after tearing the same flexor tendon.

Sheets, 32, had compiled 4-9 with a 4.53 ERA in 20 starts for Oakland this year. He spent the first eight years of his career with the Milwaukee Brewers and holds a 90-92 career record with 3.79 ERA.

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