Nats' Chad Tracy needs surgery
Tracy, who leads the major leagues with nine pinch-hit RBIs, was hurt Saturday. A specialist in Philadelphia determined surgery was necessary after Tracy had an MRI Tuesday, and the operation will be performed Thursday.
Tracy went 6 for 18 (.333) as a pinch hitter and was batting .265 overall. On Monday he became the 11th player to go on the disabled list for the first-place Nationals.
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