Mets' right-hander Young done for year

BY foxsports • May 13, 2011

Mets right-hander Chris Young's season was over Friday with the veteran set to undergo surgery Monday to repair a torn anterior capsule in his shoulder.

Young was diagnosed with the tear earlier in the week and spent the last few days deciding between rehab and season-ending surgery.

By opting for surgery, he follows essentially the same procedure Johan Santana had last September. Had Young chosen rehab, there may have been a small chance of him returning late in the year.

Young went the rehab route after he sustained the same injury last April with the Padres and returned to pitch three September games.

Young was 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA in four starts for the Mets, who signed him for $1.1 million last winter. The Mets were set to move forward with Dillon Gee in Young's rotation spot. Gee was slated to pitch Friday in Houston.

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