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Chris Young has tear in shoulder

Updated: May 10, 2011, 8:10 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- The New York Mets took a pair of hits to their starting pitching depth Monday, when Chris Young was diagnosed with a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder and a second opinion confirmed the need for prospect Jenrry Mejia to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Young "essentially" has the same injury that sent ace Johan Santana to the operating table on Sept. 14, assistant general John Ricco said. Santana only now is due to return to a mound, with an eye toward a July return ...

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