Zaun has successful surgery

Zaun has successful surgery

ANAHEIM -- Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun had successful -- but season-ending -- surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Tuesday as expected, assistant general manager Gord Ash said.

Zaun had the surgery in Cincinnati with Reds team doctor Tim Kremchek, who did a cleanup of Zaun's elbow in 2008. He has a home there and will remain for several weeks of rehabilitation before moving to his more permanent residence in Florida.

The recovery time could be as long as six months, meaning Zaun's Brewers career is probably over. He signed a one-year contract in December with a $2.25 million club option for 2011 that the Brewers will decline. The buyout is $250,000.