So it's going around The Twinker:
Brandon Lyon will have his shoulder surgery next Thurs with Dr. James Andrews. He said he won't pitch again this year.
It sucks for Lyon, but he'll still get his money, and he may be ready for the beginning of 2012 - the final year of his contract. That said, he probably should have had surgery, or been examined by Andrews weeks ago. Lyon was never going to be Mariano Rivera, but he's not as bad as he's been in 2011. For instance (career listed first, 2011 in parentheses like these):
K/9: 5.8 (4.1)
HR/9: 0.9 (2.7)
Hits/9: 9.6 (18.2)
WHIP: 1.38 (2.40)