Found April 02, 2013 on
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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana has had shoulder surgery for the second time in 31 months.
The Mets said the 34-year-old left-hander was operated on Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Mets medical director David Altchek repaired a tear in the capsule in the front of his left shoulder. The team said the two-time Cy Young Award winner will be hospitalized overnight.
Santana is likely to miss the entire season for the second time in three years. He had surgery on Sept. 14, 2010, to repair tears in the front and bottom of the shoulder's anterior capsule and did not make it back to the major leagues until last April 5.
New York still owes Santana 31 million from his 137.5 million, six-year contract. General manager Sandy Alderson said the remainder of the contract is not covered by insurance.
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AROUND THE WEB
New York Mets left-handed starting pitcher Johan Santana
underwent successful surgery yesterday morning to repair a tear to the capsule
in the front of his throwing shoulder, the team has announced.
Johan Santana underwent successful surgery this morning at HSS to repair a tear in the capsule in the front of his left shoulder.
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 2, 2013
Johan Santana did not live up to the expectations of the 6 year, $137.5 million contract he signed with the New York Mets in February of 2008. When he undergoes surgery Tuesday to repair the tear in his anterior capsule muscle for the second time, it will mean the end of his 2013 season. Of course, Santana missed the entire 2011 season due to the same operation and was not vintage...
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