Friday, October 26, 2012

Nats Tracy Has Knee Surgery

Chad Tracy
Chad Tracy should be good to go by spring training. (Photo: Keith Allison)
The second Washington National has undergone arthroscopic surgery. Utility man Chad Tracy went under the knife for a procedure done to his left knee. NBC Hardball Talk has more.

Tracy got his surgery done by the same doctor that preformed the same style of surgery on Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Like Zimmerman, Tracy is expected to be ready to go by spring training.

Tracy became the Nationals go to pinch-hitter during the season and even led the MLB in pinch-hit RBI. He batted .269 with a .343 on base percentage. Over the season, he had 14 RBI and scored three runs personally. Also, when first baseman Adam LaRoche had to sit a couple games early in the summer, Tracy stepped in a played first base for the Nationals.

This past August, the Nationals gave Tracy a one-year $1-million extension so he can be a part of the club next season.

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Source: NBC Hardball Talk