Dice K getting Tommy John surgery. If everything goes well for him, he'll have a half season left with the Sox when he comes back. If everything goes well for the Sox, his rehab will last through his deal. http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/ne ... id=6617476
There might be some sort of tug of war between Dice and Boras wanting surgery and the Sox wanting him to rest and try to salvage any value on their investment. Either, looks like Ricemania comes to end in Boston.
I don't think it was a total failure, and I'm not talking aboot Theny's hard-on about flags in Japan. They took a shot on the best Japanese pitcher, one whom was thoroughly scouted and all parties decided it was worth the investment. Clearly it was not, but I'd rather them take the shot and fail than not.
The more important thing is now Dr. Andrews Lewis Yocum can plant his flag in Japan. /theny