May 11, 2011, 3:16 PM EST
After getting second and third opinions on his injury, including a trip to see Dr. James Andrews, the A’s announced today that Dallas Braden will undergo surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder.
At the very least Braden won’t be pitching again in 2011 and his status for 2012 is in serious question.
Braden, who pitched a perfect game on May 9 of last year and also made headlines for his spat with Alex Rodriguez over ownership of the mound in Oakland, has a 4.16 ERA in 491 career innings and will be 28 years old in August. Tyson Ross will continue to take Braden’s spot in the A’s rotation after allowing just six runs over 24 innings in his first four starts.
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