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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Anaheim Angels third baseman Troy Glaus will undergo shoulder surgery on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months. Glaus, the American League leader with 11 home runs, will have a procedure to repair fraying of the right labrum and rotator cuff. He will be placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Last year, Glaus played just 91 games because of a shoulder injury that ended his season in July. He did not have surgery during the off-season.

The 27-year-old slugger had been relegated to designated hitter duties earlier this month because of the shoulder problem. He then injured his right knee during a May 11 game against the New York Yankees and was sent back to California to have both his knee and shoulder examined.

Tests revealed a sprained knee ligament and a strained right shoulder. Surgery was then recommended for the shoulder.

Glaus was off to a terrific start with 28 runs batted in and a .296 batting average in just 29 games. He also has an eight-game hitting streak and leads the AL in slugging percentage at .694.

The MVP of the 2002 World Series, Glaus has 175 career homers and 501 RBI in 798 games. His home run total ranks fourth on the Angels ' all-time list.

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