Atlanta Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez, who only made two appearances this season before being placed on the disabled list in early April, had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder. The only problem is that the 31-year-old pitcher tweeted the news before manager Fredi Gonzalez ever knew about it.
Thanks to gods blessing surgery went well, i appreciate all the love and support given to me by the fans. See you soon, God bless. CMART50
Martinez saw Dr. James Andrews earlier Tuesday for a second opinion but instead ended up having surgery to repair a frayed labrum and rotator cuff. The recovery time on that is seven-eight months, ending Martinez's season.
"I knew it was a possibility," Gonzalez told braves.com.
Martinez made 100 appearances with the Braves in 2011-12, good for a 3.63 ERA. He threw just two games in the first week of the season before experiencing shoulder discomfort. Last month, Martinez also had shoulder discomfort after a minor league rehab apperance.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Cristhian Martinez, Dr. James Andrews, MLB