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.
Johan Santana will have surgery Tuesday.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 30, 2013
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.