Feb 14, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
Aybar’s surgery was described by the team as a minor “clean up” operation and he’s already fully healthy. He originally injured the knee in mid-June when Casey McGehee of the Brewers plowed into him on a takeout slide at second base.
He was initially diagnosed with a hyper-extension and ended up missing only a week or so, but an MRI exam showed meniscus damage and he hit just .234 with a .585 OPS in his final 74 games.
As is so often the case, playing through injury is better in theory than in practice.
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