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Mets' Santana to have elbow surgery, out for year

Mets' Santana to have elbow surgery, out for year

New York Mets ace Johan Santana needs surgery for bone chips in his left elbow and will be out for the season.
Following an examination, the Mets said their 30-year-old ace was expected to be ready for spring training next year.
The Mets had feared a major injury to the two-time Major League Baseball pitcher of the year, who has four seasons left on his $137.5 million, six-year contract. Instead, Santana will have arthroscopic surgery.
Santana became the 12th Mets player to go on the disabled list, joining David Wright, Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, Jeff Francoeur, J.J. Putz, John Maine and others.
What began for the Mets as a season with hope of reaching the World Series has fallen apart, leaving them out of contention and wondering when the next injury will occur.
On Monday, the Mets said Santana would be scratched from his next scheduled start because of discomfort in his elbow. Strong at the start of the season, his stats had dipped noticeably since June. He's 13-9 with a 3.13 ERA in 25 starts in his second season with the Mets.
Santana had arthroscopic surgery on torn cartilage in his left knee last October, after the season ended. He went 16-7 and led the majors with a 2.53 ERA in his first year with the Mets.


Updated : 2021-05-09 12:41 GMT+08:00