Jul 27, 2010, 8:37 PM EST
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Tyler Walker expects to have season-ending labrum surgery this week.
Reliever Tyler Walker has a torn labrum in his right shoulder, one that will almost certainly require season-ending surgery later this week.
Walker, who has been on the disabled list since late-June with inflammation in the shoulder, was shut down from his rehab program last week after experiencing more pain. An MRI taken in Washington revealed the labrum tear. He's scheduled to be examined Thursday in Birmingham by orthopedist James Andrews, who will then decide whether surgery is necessary.
Walker seems resigned to the fact the procedure will happen Friday.
"Hopefully it will be the mother of all shoulder surgeries, the last one hopefully," said the 34-year-old right-hander, who had labrum surgery in 2000 while a minor-leaguer with the Mets.
Recovery time from surgery is six-to-eight months, so Walker could be back pitching off a mound by spring training and be ready to pitchRead more »
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