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New York Mets’ Dellin Betances to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

Apr 7, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pitches during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets right-hander Dellin Betances will undergo surgery on his pitching shoulder and miss the rest of the season.

The 33-year-old reliever pitched just once this season, on April 7, and has been on the 60-day injured list.

“He won’t be pitching for us for the remainder of the season,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said before Wednesday’s game against the host Atlanta Braves. “That’s what I was told by our medical staff.”

Betances last pitched Friday in a rehab stint for Triple-A Syracuse. He reported more pain in his shoulder and was examined.

A four-time All-Star with the New York Yankees, Betances went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in 15 appearances in his first season with the Mets in 2020.

He owns a 21-23 career record with 36 saves and a 2.53 ERA over 374 appearances. Betances has 633 strikeouts in 394 1/3 innings.

–Field Level Media