Posted September 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mets left-hander Tim Byrdak has had surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his shoulder. General manager Sandy Alderson said in a release Thursday that the Mets are confident Byrdak will be able to pitch again in the major leagues. The 38-year-old lefty specialist was leading the league with 56 appearances when he was injured Aug. 1. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek performed the surgery. Altcheck also repaired a similar injury in Johan Santana's shoulder, an operation that sidelined the ace for a year.
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