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Johan Santana to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday

Mar 30, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

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The Mets just announced that Johan Santana will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the new tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder. This will effectively end his season and his tenure with the Mets.

The new tear in the shoulder was found following an MRI earlier this week. Santana took a couple of days before deciding on surgery, but his agent, Chris Leible, indicated on Twitter last night that his client isn’t ready to give up on his career.

Santana previously had capsule surgery in September of 2010 and didn’t make it back to the majors until Opening Day of last season. But he’s prepared for the long road ahead.

Santana has been a joy to watch compete over the years, so it’s disappointing that he won’t be on a major league mound this season, but here’s hoping that he gets the opportunity to leave the game on his own terms.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Amen. It’s too bad he won’t pitch this season – one less reason for anyone to bother succoring the Wilpoons with their ticket money.

  2. rgledz - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    This looks like the making of a custom made Twins signing next year! He played for the Twins, will sign cheap, is over 33 years old and is coming off of another major surgery on his throwing arm! Terry Ryan and the Pohlads are getting the contract worked up right now!

  3. coryfor3 - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    And the next update will be that surgery was successful. Though anytime a shoulder is involved I am out.

  4. sanzarq - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Another crappy long-term contract gone sour! Giving Pitchers these types of deals is STUPID!!!!

  5. thekingdave - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I’d say Sabathia has been worth his contract. In this case, the Mets prospects shipped to MIN didn’t pan out as projected. They’d probably do it again if circumstances were the same a few years ago.

  6. misterchainbluelightning - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    I don’t think many actually realize that Johan’s career is over, because it pretty much is, he most likely won’t be back and if he does it won’t be anything close to where he was oh so long ago.

  7. areyesrn - Mar 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    what a shame….even though I’m a Phillies fan, I always liked Johan Santana and marveled at how he made our Phillies look so bad…

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