We here at MLBTR love to follow players on the comeback trail. Next on the list is 34 year-old reliever Keith Foulke. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe quotes Foulke’s agent saying that Foulke will have surgery to have bone chips removed from his elbow and will then consider returning to the game. Hat tip to RotoWorld on this one.
Foulke retired back in mid-February after feeling some elbow pain. He abandoned $5MM from the Indians, but could pitch for the Tribe after all.
Cafardo has some even more comeback nuggets for us in the same column – the agent for Hideo Nomo and Mac Suzuki says both hope to return to the bigs. Nomo hooked on with the White Sox Triple A club last year, but had elbow surgery in June. This wouldn’t exactly be a comeback as Nomo wanted to return all along. Suzuki returned to Japan for the 2003-04 seasons, and surfaced with the Iowa Cubs last year.
See where Nomo and Suzuki rank among the 28 Japanese players in MLB over the span of 1964-2006 by downloading a spreadsheet I created for this post.