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Green undergoes successful surgery

Postby Mad'sWife » Thu Oct 16, 2003 6:46 am


10/14/2003 10:37 PM ET
Successful surgery for Green
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to clean up the labrum in the back of his right shoulder Tuesday and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
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Doctors Ralph Gambardella and Frank Jobe performed the 45-minute posterior labral debridement to clear damaged cartilage in the back of Green's shoulder.

Green, 31 next month, had his worst offensive season in 2003 since becoming an every-day player. He hit .280 with 19 homers and 85 RBIs. The home runs and RBI totals were his lowest since 1997 and down considerably from the 42 and 114 from the previous year.

In early September, he confirmed reports that he had been hampered since the start of Spring Training by a sore right shoulder. Nonetheless, Green played in 160 games and the offense, built around his bat, suffered throughout the year.

Green, however, did break Wes Parker's Los Angeles Dodgers record with 49 doubles and became the second Dodger to have 70 extra-base hits in four consecutive seasons. Duke Snider holds the franchise record with five consecutive seasons.


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Postby Madison » Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:17 am

Green has great upside, but I still wouldn't grab him too early in the draft.
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Postby DK » Thu Oct 16, 2003 5:59 pm

after a season like this, i'm hesitant to draft him.
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Postby wrveres » Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:09 pm

DK wrote:after a season like this, i'm hesitant to draft him.


outside of his brief hot streak in '02 ...this is two bad years for him.


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