New York Mets v Washington Nationals

New York Mets left-handed pitcher Johan Santana, who is dealing with a probable re-tear of the anterior capsule in his left shoulder, has decided to undergo surgery in hopes of saving his career.

As Archi mentioned when the injury news was revealed, it’s going to be a long road back for arguably one of the more dominant pitchers between 2004 and 2008. Last season, Santana started 21 games, posting a 4.85 ERA and 4.09 FIP, while tossing the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history.

New York holds a $5.5 million buyout on Santana for next season as part of the six-year, $137 million contract he signed back in 2008.