Mets Closer Out For Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday Sept 8, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mets closer Billy Wagner needs elbow
surgery that will sideline him through the 2009 season. The five-time All-Star has been sidelined since Aug. 3. He has a torn medial collateral ligament in his left elbow and a torn flexor pronator, which is a muscle in the forearm. The Mets said Monday that Wagner will have surgery later this week.

Wagner, a 37-year-old left-hander, is owed $10.5 million next
year, the final guaranteed season in $43 million, four-year
contract with the Mets. The team has an $8 million option for 2010
with a $1 million buyout.

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