|Boone to undergo knee surgery and miss rest of season|
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|Monday, 27 August 2007 14:02|
Boone has been on the disabled list since June 25. Surgery is scheduled for Sept. 4, the Marlins said.
``I'm actually a little relieved that they're going to just go in there and clean it up,'' Boone said. ``Just give me a clean bill of health to go into the offseason and rehab this thing properly.''
Boone hurt the same knee playing basketball after his All-Star season in 2003 and missed the 2004 season. The injury led to the New York Yankees acquiring Alex Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers.
In his first year with the last-place Marlins, Boone batted .286 with five home runs and 28 RBIs in 69 games.
``We've been struggling the last several weeks,'' Boone said. ``Not being able to help when you feel like you can - that's one of the toughest things about having an injury.''
Boone agreed to a one-year, $925,000 contract with the Marlins in December.