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Reds' Kearns undergoes surgery

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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cincinnati Reds outfielder Austin Kearns underwent surgery on his injured right thumb Friday.

The surgery, which was performed by hand specialist Dr. Peter Stern and Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek, was needed to remove a bone spur, scar tissue and a lesion from the base of his thumb. Kearns has been on the disabled list since June 2 with the injury and is expected to miss another 4-6 weeks of action. It is his second stint on the DL this season. Kearns had previously missed a month of action with a left forearm fracture earlier in the year. For the season, the 23-year-old Kearns is hitting just .195 with three homers and 13 RBI in 28 games. Cincinnati also announced Friday that it purchased the contract of lefthanded pitcher Jesus Sanchez from Triple-A Louisville and outrighted infielder Jermaine Clark. >, is expected to start Tuesday night's game against the Oakland .

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