A's lose Sheets for the season

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ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Ben Sheets will miss the remainder of the 2010 season with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

Sheets was placed on the disabled list Saturday, retroactive to July 20, with what was initially diagnosed as a strained right elbow. It marked his seventh trip to the DL in an injury-plagued career.

The 32-year-old right-hander had the distressing news confirmed after consulting with orthopedist Keith Meister on Tuesday and again Wednesday.

Oakland manager Bob Geren has indicated that surgery has not been scheduled for Sheets and that there are no plans to do so in the immediate future.

Sheets missed all of the 2009 campaign after undergoing elbow surgery.

He will finish his first season in Oakland with a 4-9 record and 4.53 earned run average over 20 starts.

Sheets signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Athletics in the offseason after spending the first eight seasons of his career with the Brewers.

He has a career record of 90-92, in 241 starts, with a 3.79 ERA.


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