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Johan Santana set for surgery Tuesday

Updated: September 14, 2010, 3:51 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana is due to undergo surgery Tuesday morning to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, the team announced Monday.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Santana's MRI exam was reviewed by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and the Birmingham, Ala.-based doctor concurred that surgery was required, a team official said.

The Mets expect Santana will be available to pitch ...

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