Johan Santana to have season-ending surgery

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The Mets just announced that Johan Santana’s season is over:

An MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan yesterday
revealed that Mets pitcher Johan Santana has suffered a tear of the
anterior capsule of the left shoulder.  The injury is located on the
front and bottom part of the shoulder close to the pectoral muscle,
resulting in discomfort radiating through both the pectoral muscle and
shoulder.  Santana will undergo surgery in the near future and we
anticipate he will be able to resume throwing in the spring.”

That really stinks.

And you know damn well that Carlos Beltran, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo won’t visit him in the hospital.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.