New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey underwent surgery to
repair a torn abdominal muscle Thursday, reports Mike Kerwick of
Dickey underwent successful
surgery on a core muscle in Philadelphia, according to a statement released by
New York says Dickey is expected to be ready by the time
spring training rolls around. The 37-year-old had been pitching through the
injury since April.
Most fans of the sport would have been hard-pressed to tell
Dickey was pitching through injury. The knuckleballer recently completed a 2012
campaign that will have him under consideration for the National League Cy
Over Dickey’s 34 appearances, including 33 starts, he
maintained an ERA of 2.73 with 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.1 walks
per nine innings.
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