Athletics Lefty Dallas Braden Done for Season

USA Today—May 19, 2011

Dallas Braden will not pitch again this season.

Now the question is whether he'll be ready by the 2012 opener.

The Oakland Athletics lefty who threw a perfect game last May had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn capsule in his pitching shoulder, ending his season after just three starts and making his return murkier than ever.

Braden's operation was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. David Altchek, medical director of the Mets. He conducted a similar surgery on Mets left-hander Johan Santana last September, and New York's ace is expected to be out until at least July.

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