Originally written March 28, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
The bleak news concerning Johan Santana turned black this afternoon when the Mets announced the veteran left-hander would likely miss the season after a probable re-tear of the anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder. Santana was attempting a comeback following surgery, Sept. 2, 2010, but hasn’t responded following nearly two years of rehabilitation. After throwing off the mound without the Mets’ knowledge, March 3, the 34-year-old was shut down with weakness in his shoulder. SANTANA: Will we see this pose again? Santana returned to New York where he was given a MRI, and team physician Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital of Special Surgery determined the diagnosis. “A second surgery is a strong possibility,’’ general manager Sandy Alderson said in a conference call. If so, it might mean close to another two years of rehabilitation, which would undoubtedly end his career. Santana is in the final guaranteed season of a six-year, $137.5 million contract . He will make $25.5 million in ...
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