Owings undergoes surgery on shoulder labrum

Arizona expects infielder to be ready for Spring Training

Owings undergoes surgery on shoulder labrum

PHOENIX -- D-backs infielder Chris Owings underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair the posterior labrum of his left shoulder. He is expected to be ready to go when Spring Training opens.

Owings initially sustained the injury June 20 while sliding into home plate and ended up on the disabled list until Sept. 2 with what the club said was a bone bruise.

The pain in the shoulder, though, never fully disappeared, and Owings underwent another MRI on Tuesday and received a second opinion Wednesday from Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery.

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