Rays Pena Has Successful Surgery on Broken Fingers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay slugger Carlos Pena
has had season-ending surgery to repair two broken fingers on his left hand.

The Rays expect a full recovery in eight to 10 weeks.

Pena was injured Monday in New York when he was hit by a
pitch from Yankees ace CC Sabathia. Dr. Doug Carlan performed surgery Thursday,
inserting pins into the first baseman's left index and middle fingers.

The Rays said the pins will be removed in four to six
weeks. A first-time All-Star this year, Pena leads the AL with 39 homers. He
finished with 100 RBIs.

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