Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Mets ace Santana has surgery on left knee

NEW YORK — Mets ace Johan Santana had arthroscopic surgery on torn cartilage in his left knee Wednesday and is expected to be ready for spring training.

News of the torn meniscus, discovered in his exit physical, came as a surprise. Santana pitched a three-hit shutout on short rest Saturday against Florida to pull the Mets into a tie for the NL wild card. They were eliminated from playoff contention the next day.

"Johan had mentioned some mild discomfort after his start in Washington, which did not preclude him from facing the Cubs or Marlins last week," general manager Omar Minaya said in a statement.

Santana went 16-7 with a major-league-best 2.53 ERA after coming over from the Twins in a February trade.

No surgery for Cardinal: RHP Chris Carpenter, shut down by St. Louis in early September, will not have surgery for a nerve problem in his shoulder, instead hoping he will be ready by spring after therapy and rest.

Braves: 3B Chipper Jones does not need surgery on his ailing right shoulder. The team medical staff prescribed therapy and a strength program for acute tendinitis. Jones should be ready by spring training.

Mets: P Ambiorix Burgos was driving a sport-utility vehicle when it slammed into two women who later died of their injuries, police in the Dominican Republic said. Police still were searching for Burgos, who was identified by several witnesses as the driver, authorities said.

Attendance Drop: MLB's attendance dropped by 1.1 percent, ending a streak of four straight record seasons. Baseball finished with 78.6-million total fans and an average of 32,539 — down from 79.5-million and a 32,785 average.

Mets ace Santana has surgery on left knee 10/01/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Jose De Leon sent back to minors after helping Rays win

    Blogs

    RHP Jose De Leon worked 2 2/3 innings to get the win in his Rays debut Monday and then was optioned back to Triple-A Durham.

    De Leon was brought up to provide length and depth in the bullpen after the Rays played 15 innings on Sunday, and he did that, allowing three runs on four hits while throwing 69 …

  2. Rays rally twice to beat Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Starting Erasmo Ramirez on Monday after he closed out Sunday's marathon win turned out, despite the Rays' best intentions and rigid insistence, to be a bad idea as he gave up four runs without getting through three innings.

    Erasmo Ramirez, starting a day after closing a 15-inning marathon, struggles against the Rangers and comes out after throwing 43 pitches in 21/3 innings.
  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Monday's Rays-Rangers game

    The Heater

    The Rays had good reason to have faith in RHP Erasmo Ramirez starting Monday after closing Sunday based on his resiliency, versatility and efficiency. But it still turned out to be a bad idea as he allowed four runs without getting through three innings.

  4. Rays journal: Dugout bench becomes bed for Logan Morrison at end of long night

    The Heater

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The Rays found creative ways to get through the physical and mental fatigue of the 6½ hours they spent playing — and ultimately winning — Sunday's game in Minnesota.

    Corey Dickerson drapes towels over an exhausted Logan Morrison in the dugout during the 15th inning of Sunday’s marathon victory.
  5. Rays at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Arlington, Texas

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Rangers

    8:05, Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 2: Nick Martinez #22 of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium on March 2, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)