Shoulder surgery for Astacio

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Righthander Pedro Astacio of the New York Mets has undergone season-ending surgery on his pitching shoulder

The procedure was performed Tuesday by Dr. Lewis Yocum, who repaired Astacio's partially torn labrum and shaved some of the tear in the rotator cuff.


Astacio, 33, who will be a free agent after the 2003 season, was 3-2 with a 7.36 ERA in seven starts, allowing 47 hits in 36 2/3 innings.

He pitched with the torn labrum in 2002, and clearly labored in the second half of the season. After starting 8-3 with a 3.17 ERA, he finished 12-11 with a 4.79 ERA.

The 11-year veteran has also played for Los Angeles (1992-97), Colorado (1997-2001), and Houston (2001). He signed as a free agent with the Mets in 2002, and has a career record of 118-109.

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