MILWAUKEE (AP) -Brewers pitcher Chris Capuano will get a second opinion on his non-throwing shoulder Wednesday and may have surgery Thursday after the team physician determined he had a torn labrum.
The left-hander began the season 5-0 before losing his final 12 decisions to finish 5-12 with a 5.10 ERA that cost him his starting role. The Brewers lost the final 22 games Capuano appeared in, including 18 starts and four relief appearances.
Capuano was banished to the bullpen in August, but returned to the rotation for two final starts after No. 1 starter Ben Sheets injured his left hamstring.
Capuano pitched better in that stretch, allowing four runs in 10 innings. He will see Dr. James Andrews, who repaired a torn meniscus in Johnny Estrada's left knee and removed a bone spur from the catcher's right elbow last week.
If Andrews concurs with the diagnosis by Brewers team physician Dr. William Raasch, Capuano will undergo surgery Thursday and need about four months to recover.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...
Thumbnail Red Sox remain favored to win AL Pennant Which team is favored to win the American League Pennant in 2017? Here are on the odds.
Thumbnail 2017 MLB Win Totals The 2017 MLB regular season win totals have been released and the Cubs have the highest win total, while the Padres own the lowest.

MLB Team Pages