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Tim Byrdak has tear in shoulder

Updated: August 6, 2012, 8:35 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets reliever Tim Byrdak has an anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder, an MRI revealed Monday.

Surgery is a possibility, although treatment for the injury has not been finalized, according to the team. Starters Johan Santana and Chris Young both previously tore their anterior capsules and underwent surgery as a result.

Byrdak was placed on the disabled list prior to Friday's game in San Diego after complaining of shoulder soreness. The left-hander suffered the ...

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