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Atlanta Braves’ Cristhian Martinez Out for Season with Shoulder Surgery

July 9th, 2013 at 10:58 PM
By Cody Fields

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.


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

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

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