Johan Santana is set for another shoulder surgery that he hopes will save his career.
The former New York Mets ace will have surgery Tuesday to repair the re-torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder, the team said Saturday in Sarasota, Fla.
The operation will be performed by Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek.
Santana is likely to miss an entire season for the second time in three years, which means he may have thrown his last pitch for the Mets.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner is in the final year of a $137.5 million contract.
‘‘It’s very difficult. If anybody can do it, it would be Johan,’’ Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said. ‘‘We wish him luck and we feel sick about what’s happened.’’
Santana had surgery on Sept. 14, 2010, and did not make it back to the major leagues until last April 5.
The 34-year-old lefthander didn’t pitch in any exhibition games this spring and threw his last bullpen session in early March without the team’s permission.
Mets third baseman David Wright said he was not surprised by Santana’s decision to have surgery.
‘‘I've known Johan long enough to know that I don’t think that he'd want to go out like that,” said Wright after the Mets lost to Baltimore, 7-1, in their exhibition finale. “He’s going to probably work just as hard, if not — if it’s possible — work harder, to come back from this. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if I see him pitch again.”
Goldschmidt deal done
The Diamondbacks completed a five-year, $32.5 million contract agreement with first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
The announcement came a day after multiple reports said the sides were close to a deal. The contract runs through the 2018 season with a $14.5 million club option for 2019.
The 25-year-old first baseman hit .286 with 43 doubles, 20 home runs, and 82 RBIs last year, his first full season in the majors.
Yankees tune up
Brennan Boesch and Melky Mesa hit home runs and the Yankees closed their preseason with a 10-5 victory over Army at West Point, N.Y., in the revival of a tradition. The Yankees improved to 22-0 against the Black Knights in a series that dates to 1927, when Babe Ruth led Murderers Row to West Point. Before the game, the team took a tour of the campus. General manager Brian Cashman said the roster was complete for Monday’s home opener against the Red Sox, although he said he still had to make room for first baseman Lyle Overbay by 3 p.m. Sunday . . . James McDonald was tagged for four runs and three hits in the first inning, as the Pirates lost to their Double A Altoona (Pa.) affiliate, 8-6, in their final exhibition game.