Kyle McClellan had hoped to return to the Cardinals in August or September, but after undergoing surgery on his shoulder this week, that is no longer a possibility -- McClellan won't pitch again this season.
During a recent throwing session, McClellan felt an injury in his shoulder resurface, the injury he believes led to the elbow trouble. A tear in his right labrum was revealed during an exam and promptly repaired Tuesday during surgery in St. Louis. Team physician Dr. George Paletta performed the procedure. McClellan also had capsulitis in the joint -- an irritation that had caused soreness and swelling.
McClellan made 16 relief appearances for St. Louis in 2012, striking out 11 and walking nine over 18-2/3 innings. He was 0-1 with a 5.30 ERA.