Elbow injury may hurt Sheets' chances in free agency

Originally Published: November 12, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The first big item on Ben Sheets' offseason agenda comes Dec. 14, when he will serve as grand marshal of the Christmas parade in Gonzales, La. -- aka "the jambalaya capital of the world."

Sometime before spring training, Sheets will find out where he'll be pitching in 2009. He might have to wait in line behind CC Sabathia, Derek Lowe, Ryan Dempster and A.J. Burnett for an answer to that question.

Sheets, 30, is one of the biggest talents on the open market this winter. He ...

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