Thursday, August 04, 2011
New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana was examined today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and was diagnosed with fatigue of the left shoulder. His shoulder exam was otherwise normal. Johan will spend the next week with the Mets in New York. He will rest from throwing but maintain a fitness program. He will resume his throwing program once his shoulder is at full strength.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Santana, still recovering from last September's surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, tossed three scoreless innings last week for Single-A St. Lucie and was expected to continue his assignment on Thursday.
The Mets initially expected Santana to return to the majors by late August, but with this most recent setback, the 32-year-old veteran will likely be unavailable until September and may miss the remainder of the season.
Santana has had issues with durability with since signing a six-year, $137.5 million deal with New York in 2008. He ended the 2008 and 2009 seasons with right knee surgery and a left elbow scope, respectively.