PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — David Wright summed up the mood of the New York Mets after learning Johan Santana is likely to miss his second season in three years because of a shoulder injury.
The New York Mets captain spoke with Santana on Thursday night after the team announced the two-time Cy Young Award winner probably has re-torn the anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder.
“He’s just kind of in a bit of shock. I don’t think anyone was expecting this,” Wright said Friday. “For everyone, it’s kind of shocking. It’s disheartening.”
Coming off four straight losing seasons, four consecutive years of declining home attendance and the offseason trade of R.A. Dickey to Toronto for prospects, the Mets don’t appear to be very promising heading into Monday’s opener against San Diego.