The Mets today announced that Tim Byrdak underwent successful surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery yesterday.
Byrdak, 38, had an anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder repaired by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek.
“We are confident that Tim will experience a full recovery and be able to continue his Major League career,” Sandy Alderson said in a press release.
Sept. 6, 2:05 pm: Byrdak said on Twitter today that surgery to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder, as well as surgery to repair a torn ligament in his knee, “went well.”
Sept. 5, 8:34 am: Byrdak will undergo surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder today, according to ESPN New York.
Byrdak will have the procedure performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. He also requires surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He had surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee during Spring Training.
Byrdak was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 3 with a sore left shoulder. An MRI later revealed he had a torn anterior capsule in his shoulder – Byrdak was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list yesterday.
He can become a free agent after this season. He made 56 relief appearances in 2012, during which he went 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 30 2/3 innings. He gave up 18 hits, 18 walks and 34 strikeouts while giving up 15 earned runs.