Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana will once
again go under the knife in order to repair a torn anterior capsule in his
The season-ending procedure will be Santana's second in less than three years,
and with his six-year, $137.5 million contract set to expire at the end of the
campaign, his career with New York may be official over.
Dealing with shoulder weakness most of spring training, the two-time Cy Young
Award winner will undergo surgery on Tuesday, and if he never pitches for the
Mets again, he will have compiled a 46-34 record with a 3.18 ERA over 109
starts since arriving in Flushing prior to the 2008 season.
Santana missed the entire 2011 season after originally tearing his pitching
shoulder in September of the 2010 campaign, but returned to start Opening
Day of 2012. Two months later, he became the first pitcher in Mets history to
throw a no-hitter, but needed a career-high 134 pitches to do so.
The 34-year-old then struggled over his next 10 starts and was then shut down
for good in mid-August due to ankle, back and shoulder problems.
Over the course of his 12-year-career, the native of Venezuela has amassed a
139-78 record with a 3.20 ERA and 1,988 strikeouts.
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