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Athletics lefty Dallas Braden done for season

Dallas Braden is done for the season.

The Oakland Athletics announced that Braden is expected to miss the rest of the year. The diagnosis came after Braden had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn capsule in his left throwing shoulder.

The operation was performed in New York by Dr. David Altchek, medical director of the Mets. The question now is whether Braden will be ready by the 2012 season.

Braden was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA this season but is known best for pitching a perfect game against Tampa Bay last season. He was put on the disabled list April 17, a day after he pitched five scoreless innings at Detroit but left early due to a stiff left shoulder.

Oakland was hosting the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.