The New York Mets said Thursday that Johan Santana probably has re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder and likely will need a second operation that would sideline him for the entire season.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner missed 2011 following his first shoulder surgery.

"I am not a doctor, but these injuries are very difficult to recover from after one surgery, and I'm not sure what the history is of recovery from a second," general manager Sandy Alderson said.

New York owes the 34-year-old left-hander $31 million more as part of the $137.5 million, six-year deal he signed before the 2008 season.

Santana went 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts last season but didn't pitch after Aug. 17 because of back inflammation.

Peter Greenberg, the pitcher's agent, said Santana didn't have any comment yet.

  • With Irving Falu's demotion to Triple-A Omaha, Miguel Tejada will be kept as a backup infielder by Kansas City. Tejada, 38, didn't play in the big leagues last year.

  • Kyle Lohse had a solid debut three days after signing a $33 million, three-year deal with Milwaukee, pitching into the fourth inning of a 6-2 win over Colorado.

  • Adam Wainwright and St. Louis agreed to $97.5 million, five-year contract extension. The deal raises the pitcher's guaranteed income to $109.5 million over the next six seasons.


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  • Alex Rodriguez will make more this season than all the Houston Astros combined. The New York Yankees third baseman's salary -- $29 million -- tops the major leagues for the 13th straight season, according to The Associated Press. And he'll miss at least the first half of the season due to hip surgery. The Yankees are on track to have the highest payroll on opening day for the 15th straight year with a projected $228 million. The Astros' payroll is $25 million.

    Tennis

    Five-time champion Serena Williams advanced to Sony Open final by drubbing Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams, who'll play four-time runner-up Maria Sharapova on Saturday, broke the tournament record for wins by a woman. She's 60-7; Steffi Graf went 59-6. Sharapova swept the first 10 points en route to a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Jelena Jankovc. Andy Murray reached the men's semifinals by beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-3. He'll play Richard Gasquet, who beat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3. Friday's other semifinal will match David Ferrer against Tommy Haas.

    Motor sports

    Mark Martin will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing while Denny Hamlin recovers from a fractured vertebra in his lower back. Martin's first start in the No. 11 Toyota will be next week at Martinsville Speedway, where he wasn't scheduled to race. Brian Vickers had already been tabbed to drive Martin's car for Michael Waltrip Racing at Martinsville. Hamlin is expected to miss at least five races. Martin has 40 wins in 858 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts over 31 seasons.

    MWR didn't announce who'll drive Martin's No. 55 Toyota in his absence, but it'll most likely be Vickers, who was slotted to drive nine of Martin's races in 2013. Hamlin was injured in a last-lap crash Sunday with former JGR teammate Joey Logano at Fontana.

    Soccer

    Back with the Los Angeles Galaxy after a sabbatical of nearly four months, midfielder Landon Donovan said he wants to help the U.S. qualify for next year's World Cup. "I realize I have a long way to go to work back into the national team, and that's my goal," said Donovan, who's been a member of three World Cup teams. The U.S. is 1-1-1 in the final round of qualifying. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he's open to a return by Donovan if the midfielder is fit.

    Colleges

    An internal investigation at Southeastern Louisiana revealed 137 ineligible athletes competed for the Lions in unspecified sports between 2005-10. Most violations involved the school mistakenly certifying athletes as eligible. But 86 percent of the athletes in question graduated.

  • Penn State 2013 signee Zayd Issah, a linebacker from Central Dauphin High-Harrisburg, was arrested after he allegedly tried to pass counterfeit money at a McDonald's restaurant.