Four Mets have surgeries
Four members of the New York Mets underwent successful surgeries on Monday.
First baseman Carlos Delgado, catcher Paul Lo Duca, pitcher Aaron Heilman and reserve infielder Chris Woodward all went under the knife to repair assorted ailments.
Both Delgado and Woodward are former Toronto Blue Jays.
Delgado needed surgery on his right wrist because of carpal tunnel syndrome and will have a second surgery next Monday on his ailing right elbow.
The 34-year-old slugger hit .265 with 38 home runs, 114 runs batted in and 89 runs scored in 144 games this season, his first in New York.
Lo Duca, also 34, had a torn ligament repaired in his left thumb.
The four-time all-star caught 124 games this season, finishing with a .318 average, five HRs, 49 RBIs, 80 runs and 11 errors.
Heilman, who served up what proved to be a season-ending homer to Yadier Molina in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, was suffering from tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.
Heilman, 27, posted a 4-5 record with a 3.62 earned-run average in 74 relief appearances.
The hard-throwing right-hander yielded only 73 hits and struck out 73 batters in 87 innings pitched.
Woodward had a torn labrum in his left shoulder that limited him to 83 games this season.
The 30-year-old averaged only .216 with three HRs, but drove in 25 runs and scored 25.
All four players expect to be ready for spring training.
With files from the Associated Press