Rice is in his second season in the majors. The relief pitcher has made 32 appearances already this season, and has a 5.93 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings pitched.
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According to Carig, Rice's surgery will be to have a bone spur removed, and to relocate a nerve. A normal rehab after having a bone spur removed is 6-8 weeks, but because of the nerve issue, the rehab will take 4 months.
And, yes, Rice was used a lot out of the bullpen. Warmed up a lot, too. After throwing pitch in last outing w/51s, lost feeling in fingers. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) July 22, 2014
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