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Shoulder surgery ends Dustin Moseley’s season for Padres

Aug 3, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT


Awful run support caused his win-loss record to be ugly, but with a 3.30 ERA in 20 starts Dustin Moseley has been a fantastic pickup for the Padres on a one-year, $900,000 deal.

Unfortunately they won’t get more than 120 innings out of him, as Moseley will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder suffered while swinging a bat.

Moseley was hoping to avoid surgery, but doctors told him there was an increased risk for future dislocations unless the capsule was strengthened.

It isn’t a particularly invasive surgery, but Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the recovery timetable is typically 4-6 months. Barring setbacks he should be ready for spring training, although the 30-year-old journeyman may not be guaranteed a spot in the Padres’ rotation.

  1. b7p19 - Aug 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    This season just keeps getting better…

  2. icanspeel - Aug 3, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Moseley didn’t want to have surgery but everyone insisted he did (right move). When he dislocated it the last time it looked so horrible.. He lined it down the right field line, fell down in pain, got up and slowly made it to first while holding his shoulder. Who says baseball players can’t be tough?

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