Santana, Perez to return in spring

Updated: September 1, 2009, 3:37 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mets pitchers Johan Santana and Oliver Perez have undergone surgery and are expected to be ready for spring training.

Santana had bone chips removed from his left elbow Tuesday. Perez had scar tissue cleaned up in his right knee. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek did both procedures in New York.

The left-handed Santana was 13-9 with a 3.13 ERA. The two-time Cy Young winner made 25 starts.

Perez was 3-4 with a 6.82 ERA in 14 starts.


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