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Tom Verducci
November 15, 2004
The prognosis for nine key players who are rehabbing injuries this winter
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November 15, 2004

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The prognosis for nine key players who are rehabbing injuries this winter

Expected to be ready for start of spring training

CHRIS CARPENTER
RHP, Cardinals
Ace's season was cut short by nerve damage in his right biceps; Cards picked up his $2 million option.

KEN GRIFFEY JR.
CF, Reds
Had surgery on Aug. 16 to repair a torn right hamstring; has been on DL every year since 2001.

BRAD PENNY
RHP, Dodgers
Like Carpenter, was sidelined by nerve irritation in his pitching arm but is not expected to need surgery.

ANDY PETTITTE
LHP, Astros
Made only 15 starts (winning six) before Aug. 24 surgery to repair torn flexor muscle in his pitching elbow.

BEN SHEETS
RHP, Brewers
Finished third in the NL in innings and second in K's, then underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk.

Expected to be ready for start of spring training, but likely to change teams

MAGGLIO ORDO�EZ
RF, White Sox
Suffering from bone marrow edema in his left knee; free agent had second knee operation in September.

RICHIE SEXSON
1B, Diamondbacks
Free agent's season ended after only 90 at bats because of torn left labrum; underwent surgery on June 4.

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