Maine has shoulder surgery

BY foxsports • July 24, 2010

New York Mets right-hander John Maine had arthroscopic surgery Friday to clean out scar tissue from his shoulder and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

A Mets spokesman said on Saturday that the procedure was performed by Dr. Michael Citotti in Philadelphia. Maine has been sidelined since May 21 because of weakness in his shoulder and had a setback while making a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo about a month ago. He is 1-3 with a 6.13 ERA in nine starts this season for New York.

Maine was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right rotator cuff on May 24, four days after throwing only five pitches in a start at Washington and getting into a dugout spat with manager Jerry Manuel after being pulled for his own protection.

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