Damaso Marte Has Shoulder Surgery
New York Yankees
Buy Yankees Tickets
NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Damaso Marte has had surgery on his pitching shoulder and expects to be sidelined until late next season.
A left-handed specialist, Marte had his arm in a sling Sunday when he arrived in the New York clubhouse. He said he had surgery Friday to repair a tear in his labrum and was told he should be able to begin throwing after the 2011 All-Star break.
Marte’s last appearance this season was July 7. He had no record and a 4.08 ERA, throwing 17 2-3 innings in 30 games.
The 35-year-old Marte has one season left on a $12 million, three-year contract. The Yankees hold a $4 million option for 2012 with a $250,000 buyout.
Marte said the operation was performed in Cincinnati by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek.
© 2010 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.