Showing posts with label Scott Rice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Rice. Show all posts

Friday, September 06, 2013

Mets News: Scott Rice will get sports hernia surgery, will miss the rest of season

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Lefty reliever Scott Rice needs surgery for a sports hernia and will miss the remainder of the season. He will undergo the procedure next week.

Rice currently leads the majors with 73 relief appearances this season. He had pitched in the minors since 1999 until making this season's Opening Day roster.

Rice, 31, had a 4-5 record and 3.71 ERA this season. Lefties his .174 against him.

The Mets added Sean Henn to the roster to get another lefty in bullpen.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mets Outfield Set, Rice, Mets Opening Day Lineup, Turner, Wheeler

Mets News and Notes:

Collins said he will use a regular outfield of Lucas Duda in left field, Collin Cowgill in center field and Marlon Byrd in right field, while trying to find opportunities off the bench for Jordany Valdespin, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter.

Nieuwenhuis likely will be a late-game defensive replacement for Duda.

"One of the things we've got to make sure we do, that's cover ourselves defensively," Collins said. "Be it center field, be it late for Lucas, or whatever it might be, he's the best outfielder we've got, in my opinion. Defensively he can really play center field. So we thought we could take him. Hopefully if he starts swinging, like he did last year, I'm sure he's going to get a lot of playing time. But he does give us a lot of security."

In his 15th professional season, 31-year-old Scott Rice is poised to make his major league debut during the upcoming week.

Rice, who played independent ball in 2008 with the Long Island Ducks and the following year with the Newark Bears, beat out Robert Carson to serve as a second lefty, alongside Josh Edgin, in the bullpen.

Collins said it was a no-brainer to put Rice on the roster -- even though it required making 40-man roster room -- because the southpaw is a “groundball machine.”

Mets Opening Day Lineup:
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