Found September 06, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Scott RiceSean Henn
TEAMS: New York Mets
According to Marc Carig of Newsday, lefthanded reliever Scott Rice will undergo season-ending surgery for a hernia. Rice has been one of the biggest surprises for the Mets this season and has a 3.71 ERA with a league-leading 73 appearances. In 51.0 innings pitched, Rice has walked 27 while striking out 41, however it was against lefthanded hitters that he really excelled holding them to a .174/.244/.223 slash. Wow… This explains today’s earlier announcement that Sean Henn was promoted from Las Vegas. Get well, Scott… See you next Spring…

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