Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/15/12

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Sergio Santos, who has been out since April 21, will undergo surgery on his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

Santos tried to rehab the injury at the Blue Jays' minor league complex, hoping to avoid surgery. But after experiencing increased pain in a bullpen session on Saturday, it was determined an operation was necessary.

"It will be focused around the labrum," Blue Jays manager John Farrell told MLB.com regarding the surgery. "Rotator cuff seems to be fine, in tact, completely healthy based on all the MRIs and exams and tests that he has gone through."

It's unclear how long it will take Santos to recover, but he is not expected to be ready before the end of this season. The Blue Jays are hoping he will be ready by Spring Training.

Santos, acquired in the offseason from the White Sox, began the season as the Blue Jays' closer, but pitched in just six games before going on the disabled list.

Santos finished the season with two saves in four opportunities and a 9.00 earned run average.

Santos, 29, has a $9.75 million guaranteed contract with the possibility of earning $29.25 million through 2017.

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