It looks like it's going to get much, much worse for the New York Mets before it gets any better.
Adding to their laundry list of injuries this season, Johan Santana will need surgery to remove bone chips from his left elbow, putting an end to his fantastic season. This marks player #12 to hit the disabled list for the Mets this season.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner is expected to be ready to pitch again this spring, which is pretty good news considering he still has four seasons left on his gigantic $137.5 million contract. Santana is 13-9 with a nice 3.13 ERA and 146 strikeouts over 25 starts in his second season with the team.
Speaking of New York, old-as-hell pitcher Billy Wagner has waived his no-trade clause, and has been dealt to the Boston Red Sox for a couple players to be named later. Good for the Mets, but possibly an unspeakable Eric Gagne-like situation for the Sox. Or it could be a good thing. We'll see.
Get well soon, Flushing.
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