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Peter Moylan needs shoulder surgery, may miss next season

Sep 26, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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Peter Moylan had hoped to avoid surgery after being diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder last week, but the Braves announced that he’ll go under the knife following a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

In many cases rotator cuff surgery is even tougher to come back from than Tommy John elbow surgery, so the 32-year-old reliever may very well miss all of next season.

He missed most of this season following back surgery in May and lasted just six appearances before the shoulder problems shut down him again.

On the bright side, it does give him more time to play dress-up.

  1. frenchysplatediscipline - Sep 26, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    This is sad news. For a few years he was a vital part of our bullpen, but more than that – he is a real character and a good guy. Moylan adds chemistry and is one of the jokesters on the team.

    Here is to a speedy recovery for you Pete.

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