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Johan Santana has “probable re-tear” of shoulder capsule, likely needs another surgery

Mar 28, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

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Unfortunate news coming out of Mets’ camp.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said on a conference call this evening that Santana underwent an MRI in New York which revealed a “probable re-tear” of the anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Alderson called a second surgery “a strong possibility,” which would essentially rule him out for the entire 2013 season.

Santana previously had anterior capsule surgery in September of 2010 and didn’t make his way back to the majors until last April. Given the long road back from the first surgery, it’s possible that he has thrown his final pitch in the major leagues. Just in case it wasn’t obvious already, shoulder injuries are a drag.

Santana, 33, is owed $25.5 million this season while his $25 million club option for 2014 includes a $5.5 million buyout. As Alderson confirmed during the conference call, his contract is not insured.

  1. fissels - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Too bad, I loved watching Johan pitch, what a change-up! I hope he can make a full recovery and pitch again. Just more bad luck for the Mets.

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