Brad Lidge, Scott Eyre and Raul Ibanez will each have surgery next week.
It turns out that Lidge was injured this year, but it’s not his knee. On Wednesday, Lidge will have surgery to repair loose bodies in his elbow. In addition, he will need to have his flexor/pronator tendon examined. If Lidge’s tendon is okay, then he should be ready to pitch when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, if his tendon needs to be repaired, then he is doubtful to be ready by the beginning of spring training.
Scott Eyre will have the same surgery as Lidge. Eyre and Raul Ibanez will each go under the knife on Monday. Ibanez will have a sports hernia surgically repaired. Eyre and Ibanez are expected to be ready by spring training. It is still uncertain if Eyre will pitch in 2010.