Yankees Damaso Marte Has Surgery, Out Until Mid-2011


Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News:

[Damaso Marte] had labrum surgery on Friday and won’t throw until after the all-star break. Oddly enough, he took that as good news. Marte was worried that surgery would mean the end of his career.

This is good news for Marte, but not necessarily for the Yankees. The Yankees gave up a lot to get Marte and outside of a great performance in the 2009 playoffs, they have gotten very little in return.

He’s expected to start throwing by the All-Star break next season, but just ask Chien-Ming Wang, shoulder injuries are not an exact science. It’s very possible that Marte has thrown his last pitch for the Yankees.


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