Posted by GameSetMatch on 17th September 2009
Rangers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s season will end on Monday when he undergoes surgery on his right shoulder. Saltalamacchia has Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a condition where a rib bone pushes on a nerve and causes pain and numbness in the arm and fingers.
Saltalamacchia has played in just one game since Aug. 14 and that was as a designated hitter on Sept. 5 in Baltimore. He was trying to hang on as a pinch-hitter and DH but decided to get the surgery done and get ready for next season.
The surgery usually requires 10-12 weeks of recovery time. Saltalamacchia is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
Click here to read the full article – By T.R. Sullivan of MLBlogs.com
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