Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman finally underwent shoulder surgery on Tuesday to repair a relatively serious tear. The surgery was a success, though Guzman is still out for the year.

Cubs reliever Angel Guzman has had arthroscopic surgery to repair a career-threatening injury to his right shoulder.

The procedure performed Tuesday by noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews was not as extensive as the Cubs anticipated, meaning he has a better chance to pitch again than first expected.

Guzman had several screws inserted to repair a torn ligament, another in a series of injuries for the right-hander since he debuted in 2006. Daily Herald.

Though he’ll have no impact in 2010, his recovery will still be worth watching, as he is under the Cubs’ control for another couple years … if they want him to be.