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Luke Scott to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday

Jul 25, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

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According to Roch Kubatko of, Luke Scott will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder. He is looking a recovery period of several months, but is expected to be ready in time for spring training.

Scott went 0-for-3 in his return from the disabled list Friday night, but was immediately shut down after feeling more discomfort. He ruled himself out for the season over the weekend and ultimately opted for surgery after getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. Apparently he wanted to see the long form test results.

Scott batted just .220/.301/.402 with nine homers and 22 RBI in 236 plate appearances this season. The 33-year-old is making $6.4 million in 2011 and is eligible for arbitration again this winter, so he’s a pretty solid bet to be non-tendered.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 25, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    Well, since no one chimed in yet with a sententious aside about Scott not needing brain surgery, I guess I gotta do it:

    Well, at least we knew he wouldn’t be going in for brain surgery.

    • Utley's Hair - Jul 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

      Would a gray matter implant count as brain surgery? What about skin grafts for his knuckles?

      • atworkident - Jul 26, 2011 at 8:04 AM

        Why bother with skin grafts for his knuckles… he would just end up dragging them on the floor when he is back up and walking again.

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