Joel Zumaya will undergo surgery to remove a bone shard that developed from a stress fracture in his right shoulder. The procedure is scheduled for mid-August and will end Zumaya's season.
As posted earlier today, Zumaya visited Dr. James Andrews to have his shoulder examined. Afterwards, he was given another shot of cortisone to reduce inflammation in the shoulder (he'd received two last week, as well) and the decision was made to go ahead with the surgery. An exact recovery timetable isn't known, but Zumaya himself said it would be at least eight weeks if he went under the knife.
Zumaya's 2009 season ends with a 3-3 record, 4.94 ERA, and a whole bunch of 100 m.p.h. fastballs. (We'll see if this finally affects that velocity.) He threw 30 strikeouts and 22 walks, along with giving up 34 hits in 31 innings. Additionally, Zumaya totaled seven holds and six blown saves.