Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nats Lose Twice; 5-0 To Phils, Flores To Surgery

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Dave Nichols in MLB
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  "He should be ready for the middle of spring training, worst-case scenario."General Manager Mike Rizzo, on Jesus Flores prospects after labrum surgery, Sept. 15, 2009.
THE RESULT: Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Philles threw a complete-game, five-hit 5-0 shut out against the Washington Nationals Tuesday night, then the Nats found out yet more bad news in a season chock full of it. Jesus Flores, recovering from a stress fracture in his right shoulder, was diagnosed with a SLAP tear of his right (throwing) shoulder, will have surgery, and miss three-to-six months. General manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement, and orthopedist James Andrews, who on Tuesday examined Flores in Birmingham, AL, will perform the procedure on Wednesday. "[Flores] had an MRI on August 12. And it did ...

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