Originally written October 20, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
The Cleveland Indians have announced that first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Thursday, reports Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. The Indians announced Friday that LaPorta underwent a left hip arthroscopy Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., and will need three to four months for recovery and rehab. Barring any setbacks, the expectation is that LaPorta will be healthy in time for Spring Training games in March. While LaPorta could be healthy by the time spring training rolls around, the former top prospect isn’t guaranteed a spot with the Indians. He’s out of options heading into 2013, so general manager Chris Antonetti said he’ll either have to be on a major league team somewhere or pass through waivers to remain in the Indians’ farm system. LaPorta, 27, played mostly first base and designated hitter with the Indians this season, hitting only .241/.267/.328 over 58 at-bats. He also saw time in left field with Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate, hitting .264/.350/.472 with 19 doubles and 19 home runs over 375 at-bats. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://feedproxy.google.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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