Twins Reliever Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery

The injury bug continues to hit the Minnesota Twins with regularity. Now they've lost right-handed reliever Cody Stashak to season-ending surgery. 

The 28-year-old has been out for two-and-a-half weeks, and finally went for a second opinion on what had been called a "shoulder impingement"; it revealed a labrum tear. He will now go under the knife with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

In his 4th season with the Twins, Stashak was having a nice bounce-back year, posting a 3.68 ERA in 16.1 innings pitched, in which he hasn't walked a single batter. That 15:0 K:BB ratio is pretty stellar. 

Last season seems to have been an outlier for Stashak, when he surrendered 12 earned runs in 15.2 innings for a 6.83 ERA. Each of his other three seasons, he's maintained an ERA in the 3's. 

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