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Fuld to have wrist surgery, out 4-5 months

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The Tampa Bay Rays announced that outfielder Sam Fuld will undergo surgery on his right wrist Tuesday, and that he's expected to be out 4-5 months.

Fuld's wrist has bothered him since he sprained it last September, but after an offseason of rest, he thought it could get better. He re-aggravated it during a swing on a Mar. 23 game against the Blue Jays, undergoing an MRI the following Monday. Fuld sought out a second opinion in Cleveland.

With Fuld and CF B.J. Upton going to start the year on the disabled list, it looks like OF Jeff Salazar has a chance to make the team for Opening Day, unless the Rays make another move.

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@tampabay.com

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:40am]

    

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