John Maine had a bone spur removed from his right shoulder this week successfully. He spoke to the media about the surgery:
“I feel great. I feel like I want to start throwing now,” Maine said. “That’s what I wanted to hear. So now I can be ready.”
Maine can start throwing again in December and expects to be ready for spring training. Good news for the Mets. He’s got a bright future ahead of him, and the Mets will be counting on him more than ever in 2009. With Oliver Perez and Pedro Martinez becoming free agents, the Mets really need Maine to step up his game.