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Originally Published: July 20, 2005
Baseball America

Compiled by Kevin Goldstein, Chris Kline and Matt Meyers Mets righthander Philip Humber made his first Double-A start nine days ago, but it will be at least a year before he takes the mound again.

Humber was shelved for the season after having Tommy John surgery yesterday in Birmingham, Ala. Mets general manager Omar Minaya made the announcement before the club's series opener against the Padres last night.

Minaya said Humber, the third overall pick in 2004 out of Rice, showed no signs ...

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