Yesterday, the Mets disclosed that Johan Santana will likely miss the 2013 season as he works to come back from a tear in his pitching shoulder. The injury may mean that the left-hander has pitched his final game for the Mets and it could even mean the end of his career. Santana was expected to miss some time this year as he struggled through spring training, but the news that he'll be sidelined for the entire campaign comes as a surprise. Here's more on Santana.
- General Manager Sandy Alderson indicated that the Mets "probably" will not seek outside pitching help despite acknowledging that the club's reserve pitching is "not terribly deep," writes Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
- Santana is owed $31MM for the remainder of his contract and the Mets will have to foot the bill for all of it, as they do not have insurance on it, Rubin writes. Premiums have increased sharply over the years, and one source told Rubin that outside insurance has declined tremendously across baseball.
- Santana is leaning towards undergoing surgery and trying to resume his career, a source told Mike Puma of the New York Post (on Twitter).