Masset to have another surgery
The news continues to go badly for Nick Masset. The long-injured Reds reliever will have surgery next week because he has thorasic outlet syndrome.
“He’s got an impinged nerve,” head trainer Paul Lessard said on Friday.
According to the Mayo Clinic web site, the injury is usually located under the collarbone and the operation requires the removal of the first rib.
The surgery on Masset will be performed next week at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and it means he will lose the rest of this season.
Other pitchers that have had the surgery are Josh Beckett, Chris Carpenter and Shaun Marcum.
Masset, 31, has been in Goodyear all season rehabbing from right shoulder surgery, which he had last September. He last pitched for the Reds in 2011.
This is the final year of a two-year, $5.5 million contract for Masset, which means his tenure with the Reds could very well be over.
**In other injury news, LHP Sean Marshall (left shoulder) and RHP Johnny Cueto (right lat) still have not resumed throwing. Both are continuing strength exercises. A throwing program for both could begin in the next week to 10 days, Lessard said.