Baseball

Mets lose Zambrano for season

New York Mets pitcher Victor Zambrano underwent season-ending elbow surgery on Monday.

New York Mets pitcher Victor Zambrano underwent season-ending elbow surgery on Monday.

Zambrano, 30, had a torn ligament replaced in his right elbow, a tendon repaired and bone spurs removed by Mets physician Dr.

David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Zambrano sustained the damage as he struck out Andruw Jones in a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on May 6.

"When I threw my last pitch, I knew it was over," he said.

Zambrano posted a 1-2 record and 6.57 earned-run average in five starts this season, his third in New York.

The right-hander is 45-41 lifetime with a 4.45 ERA, three saves and one complete game in 174 appearances (96 starts) over six MLB seasons for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Mets.

New York acquired him and Bartolome Fortunato from Tampa Bay in a trade for Scott Kazmir and Jose Diaz on July 30, 2004.

With files from Associated Press

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