STATEMENT FROM THE METS REGARDING PITCHER JOHAN SANTANA
“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.”
Disappointing. Three surgeries in three years, and even though he hasn’t missed any important games, it’s discouraging that he’ll have that much wear and tear on his body. This will probably alter, if only slightly, what the Mets do with the rotation this offseason.