New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana has re-torn an anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder, the team announced Thursday.
Santana previously underwent surgery on Sept. 2, 2010, to repair the capsule in his left shoulder -- a rare procedure in baseball -- and it took more than a year for him to return to the major leagues.
"A second surgery is a strong possibility," general manager Sandy Alderson said.
Santana, who turned 34 earlier this month, is in the final guaranteed season of a six-year, $137.5 million with the club.
Tough break for Johan, would have liked him to see him come back around July strictly to mentor Harvey/Wheeler once both are in the bigs but very happy that the slim chance of his 2014 option vesting is gone now.