The Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that right-handed starter Juan Nicasio is scheduled to have surgery on his left knee later this month. Nicasio, who has been on the DL for over a month, was recently scratched from a rehab start because of the knee issue.
#Rockies RHP Juan Nicasio will have left knee surgery on 7/16 with Rockies Dr. Noonan in Denver to remove a loose body.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 6, 2012
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Nicasio is 2-3 in 11 starts for the Rockies in 2012; in 58 innings of work, he has struck out 54 and walked 22. The timetable for his potential return from surgery is unknown at this point.
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