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MLB BRIEFS: Mets' Santana likely to miss entire season

by The Associated Press on March 29, 2013 11:00 AM

Johan Santana may have thrown his final pitch for the New York Mets and perhaps even the last of his big league career.

The Mets said Thursday the two-time Cy Young Award winner probably has retorn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder and likely will need a second operation that would sideline him for the entire season.

Santana missed 2011 following his first shoulder surgery. Santana had surgery on Sept. 14, 2010, and did not make it back to the major leagues until last April 5. He went 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts last year and threw the first no-hitter in team history on June 1 against St. Louis.

GIANTS: The brains behind two of the last three World Series titles plan to stick together for at least another four seasons.

The San Francisco Giants extended the contracts of general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy through the 2016 season Thursday night, bringing even more stability to a franchise that has counted on continuity during its recent run of success. Both had previous deals set to expire after this summer before the Giants exercised their 2014 options in December.

CARDINALS: Pitcher Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to $97.5 million, five-year contract covering 2014-18 that raises his guaranteed income to $109.5 million over the next six seasons.

Wainwright had been eligible to become a free agent after the World Series. He gets $12 million this year under his previous deal, and the new agreement pays him $19.5 million in each of the following five years.

ELSEWHERE: Late Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is being honored by Major League Baseball with an annual award named for him.

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award will be given each year to a major leaguer and Hall of Famer who displays good character, assists those less fortunate, supports U.S. servicemen and women and conducts himself with dignity on and off the field. The U.S. Navy will give a companion award to one service member.

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