D-backs' Owings to undergo shoulder surgery
PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings is to undergo left shoulder surgery Thursday, the D-backs announced Wednesday.
Owings received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, which revealed an injury to the posterior labrum, the D-backs said.
Andrews is to perform the surgery, and Owings is expected to be ready for spring training, according to the team.
Owings suffered a slight separation of his left shoulder when he was involved in a collision at home plate with San Francisco catcher Hector Sanchez on June 20.
Owings tried to play through the injury before being placed on the disabled list June 28. He returned after a rehab assignment Sept. 2 but missed the final week of the season with shoulder soreness.
Owings hit .261 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 91 games this season.