Fernando Tatis undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

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Yesterday the Mets cleared room for Carlos Beltran on the 40-man roster by transferring Fernando Tatis to the 60-day disabled list after the 35-year-old bench player underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week.
Tatis will miss the remainder of the season and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com speculates that his career may be over. He originally injured his shoulder in September of 2008, but played through the pain while hitting .282/.339/.438 in 379 plate appearances for the Mets last season.
Tatis batted just .185 in a limited role this year before being placed on the DL last month and opted to go under the knife Wednesday. Signed to a one-year, $850,000 contract, Tatis will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal this offseason if he chooses to continue playing.

Odúbel Herrera has homered in four consecutive games

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Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera produced what proved to be the game-winning hit on Wednesday afternoon, drilling a go-ahead solo home run to right field off of Cardinals reliever Sam Tuivailala in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Phillies went on to win 4-3, as the bullpen actually held on to a lead for once.

Herrera has now homered in four consecutive games and in five of his last six contests. The major league record is eight consecutive games with a home run, held by Don Mattingly, Dale Long, and Ken Griffey, Jr. The Phillies record is five consecutive games with a homer, held by Dick Allen, Mike Schmidt, Bobby Abreu, Chase Utley (twice), and Rhys Hoskins.

On the season, Herrera is batting .299/.355/.491 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, and 35 runs scored in 297 plate appearances.