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Gorzelanny recovering from shoulder surgery

Gorzelanny recovering from shoulder surgery

Gorzelanny recovering from shoulder surgery

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny underwent shoulder surgery last week, assistant general manager Gord Ash revealed Monday.

Gorzelanny, who did not pitch after Sept. 2, underwent what Ash described as a "cleanup" of the joint and is expected to be rehabbing until mid-March. Because he is ticketed for a bullpen role, the Brewers think Gorzelanny will have enough time to be ready by Opening Day.

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"He wasn't really progressing from that shoulder issue he had toward the end of the year, so he asked for a second opinion with [Mets medical director Dr. Richard] Altchek," Ash said. "Dr. Altchek recommended what I would in layman's terms classify as a little cleanup of the acromion, which is a little bone in your shoulder."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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