Tim Byrdak to undergo surgery on his shoulder

Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder. Byrdak hopes that he can come back to pitch during the second half of the 2013 season.

Byrdak was placed on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his left shoulder on August 3.

Byrdak leads the league in relief appearances with 56, during which he is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 30 2/3 innings.

He has given up 18 hits. 18 walks and 34 strikeouts while giving up 15 earned runs.

This is the same injury that sidelined both Johan Santana and Chris Young, both of whom needed more thanĀ a year to fully recover surgery.