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Tim Wakefield Back Surgery Successful

Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield had successful back surgery Wednesday. The procedure was to address a herniated disk, and Wake can now begin his rehab immediately.

The Red Sox have showed interest in bringing Wakefield, 43, back next season as he approaches the all-time mark for wins with the Red Sox (192). Wake currently has 175 wins with the team.

“Wake is someone that is in our plans,’’ general manager Theo Epstein said after the Sox lost to the Angels in the Division Series, according to the Boston Globe. “We hope he makes starts for us next year as well and is a member of the rotation. We haven’t sat down and finalized anything. We obviously want to wait and see how the surgery goes and then both sides will sit down and talk.’’

Wakefield has a recurring one-year, $4 million deal. Everytime the team picks up the option, it automatically triggers another option for next season.

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  1. [...] The Sox usually exercise Wakefield’s recurring $4 million deal each season, but after back surgery, they wanted to go a safer route, and Wakefield seemed to have no arguments about [...]

    Posted by Red Sox Sign Wakefield to 2-Year Deal, Decline Option on Varitek | Sports of Boston | November 9, 2009, 5:43 pm

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