Wagner has surgery on torn labrum in throwing shoulder

Updated: June 5, 2007, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Wagner is out for the season following surgery on a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.

Ryan Wagner

Wagner

Relief Pitcher
Washington Nationals

Profile

2007 Season Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
14 0 2 8 9 5.74

Wagner had the surgery Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala., where he had traveled on Monday to get a second opinion. The injury has already sidelined him for nearly a month.

The right-hander was originally diagnosed with inflammation in his right rotator cuff when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 8.

Wagner appeared in 14 games this season, going 0-2 with a 5.74 ERA. Shoulder problems also cost him much of the 2005 season, when he was with the Cincinnati Reds.

Wagner was acquired 11 months ago in a seven-player trade with the Reds.


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