A's Lose Ben Sheets for Season
It is the second time Sheets has suffered the injury; the right-hander had surgery on the tendon after the 2008 season and sat out all of 2009 while rehabbing from the procedure.
A major league source told FanHouse's Ed Price that Sheets still has to decide what kind of surgery to have this time around, and when he will have it.
Sheets, 31, signed with Oakland in late January on a one-year, $10 million deal, and has, nominally at least, served as the team's ace. The right-hander is 4-9 with a 4.53 ERA this season, but has been sidelined since July 19 while his injury was evaluated.
Up until he was injured, Sheets was thought to be one of the better pitchers on the trading block, though A's people repeatedly insisted they were reluctant to deal him because of the positive influence he has had on Oakland's young pitching staff.