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Tim Byrdak Likely Done for Year, Possibly Forever

Tim Byrdak is likely done for the season, and possibly for his career, after being diagnosed with an anterior capsule tear. If that sounds familiar, it should — it’s the same injury that Johan Santana and Chris Young had.

Tim Byrdak's Mets career could be over
Tim Byrdak's Mets career could be over

Byrdak was put on the disabled list over the weekend with shoulder soreness, and an MRI spotted the tear. The Mets said in a statement Monday night that “the treatment for this injury has not been finalized, but surgery is a possibility.”

Santana and Young needed more than a year after their surgeries to return to the mound. Byrdak is 38 years old; who knows if he can make it back. Byrdak is only signed through the rest of this season.

Josh Edgin will now be the primary lefty out of the bullpen.

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