Pitchers & Catchers Report to Ft. Myers

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Kotsay Has Back Surgery

I was wondering why the Red Sox signed Brad Wilkerson to a minor league contract the other day. And now we now why, as it was revealed yesterday that Mark Kotsay had back surgery in Los Angeles last week, and may open the year on the diasbled list.

Kotsay's had back trouble in the past, and the arthroscopic surgery he had on January 29 may put him out until late April or early May. Wilkerson is a similar type player to Kotsay, and will see time both in the outfield and first base.

2 comments:

Suldog said...

That's too bad. I like Kotsay's hustle. Back surgery is never easy to come back from, but here's hoping for the best.

Peter N said...

If they're just removing a bulging disc that was hitting his sciatic nerve, causing severe leg or arm pain, he should recover quickly. At least that sciatic pain is gone by now, hopefully. I went through the same thing in '78. As soon as they removed the shattered disc, I was fine. Fingers crossed for Kotsay and those Sox.
Hi Sul and JQ.