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Indians INF Zach Walters Undergoes Left Shoulder Surgery

The Indians announced today that infielder Zach Walters, who was acquired from the Washington Nationals in the Asdrubal Cabrera deal last season, underwent left shoulder surgery Friday morning in Cleveland at the Cleveland Clinic.

The urgery was performed by Dr. Mark Schickendantz to repair a labrum tear that occurred when Zach was injured during the AAA playoffs. The injury took place during game 3 of the International League finals vs. Indianapolis on September 17th while diving into 2nd base.

The 26-year-old is expected to be ready to resume baseball activity in 5-6 months with the intent on being ready for the start of the 2016 regular season.

This season he appeared with the Indians in 12 games, going 4-for-30 (.133). In Columbus this year he hit .248 with 10 homers and 48 runs batted in.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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