ESPN's Jerry Crasnick spoke to Ben Sheets' agent Casey Close, who said his client is doing well rehabbing his February flexor tendon surgery and plans to be ready for Spring Training.
Close will apparently use Andy Pettitte as a positive comparable for the surgery. Pettitte had the surgery in August of 2004 and was ready for the start of the 2005 season eight months later. If we take Pettitte at his word, he used HGH to recover from a 2002 elbow injury but never again.
Several teams have already inquired about Sheets, according to Close. Three front office officials Crasnick spoke to expect Sheets will have to audition for teams, maybe in January or February. If he looks good, I imagine a dozen teams will be interested.