Santana, Putz both out for season

Updated: August 25, 2009, 9:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Johan Santana needs surgery for bone chips in his left elbow and the star pitcher is out for the season, the latest blow to a New York Mets team battered by injuries.

The team said their 30-year-old ace is expected to be OK for spring training next year. He was examined Tuesday by Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek in New York.

"It's not the worst," Santana said on a conference call. "Believe me, I'm going to be ready."

The Mets also announced Tuesday that reliever ...

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