Friday, September 10, 2010
Reyes Returns, Santana To Have Surgery - Season Over: Mets Lineup V. Phillies
Here is the Mets statement on Johan Santana (Rubin):
“An MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan yesterday revealed that Mets pitcher Johan Santana has suffered a tear of the anterior capsule of the left shoulder. The injury is located on the front and bottom part of the shoulder close to the pectoral muscle, resulting in discomfort radiating through both the pectoral muscle and shoulder. Santana will undergo surgery in the near future and we anticipate he will be able to resume throwing in the spring.”
Not what the doctor ordered. This will be the third surgery in the last three years for Johan; After '08 he had surgery for a torn meniscus of his knee, after '09 he had surgery on his left shoulder, and now surgery again for his left shoulder. This is not a good sign considering there is still four more years on his contract.
Tonight's Mets lineup courtesy Steve Popper: