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Looper Has Surgery

Oct 03 2005 06:57 PM


NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets closer Braden Looper had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Monday and is expected to be recovered by spring training.

The procedure to clean out Looper's arthritic AC joint was performed by Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Looper went 4-7 with a 3.94 ERA and 28 saves in 36 chances. The Mets have a $5.5 million option on his contract for 2006 with a $250,000 buyout and are expected to seek a new closer. If New York does not exercise the option, Looper can become a free agent.

Oct 03 2005 10:38 PM

How about the procedure to clear out Looper's locker?