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Indians infielder Matt LaPorta has had surgery on his left hip.
LaPorta had the procedure on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. The Indians said LaPorta, who spent most of last season at Triple-A Columbus, had a ''debridement'' of his left hip joint. LaPorta will need three to four months to recover and is expected to be unrestricted for the beginning of exhibition play.
LaPorta was called up late last season and batted .241 with one homer and five RBIs in 22 games. He has been a major disappointment since the Indians acquired in 2008 in the trade for pitcher CC Sabathia. LaPorta batted .247 in 2011 with 11 homers and 53 RBIs.
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Cleveland Indians first baseman Matt LaPorta underwent a left hip arthroscopy Thursday morning in Nashville, TN. The procedure was performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd of the Nashville Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center where Byrd performed a debridement of the left hip joint.
The Indians expect LaPorta’s recovery and rehab to take 3-to-4 months with the expectation Matt will be...
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,
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