(NEW YORK) — Toronto Blue Jays All-Star slugger Jose Bautista will have surgery on his left wrist to stabilize a tendon, ending his 2012 season.
The recovery period for the surgery is three to four months, but Bautista said he would be ready before the start of spring training in 2013.
Bautista injured his wrist against the Yankees on July 16. He went on the disabled list and returned on August 24 against the Baltimore Orioles, but was taken out a day later.
Dr. Thomas Graham will perform the operation next week in Cleveland.
The two-time American League home run leader finished the season with a .241 average, 27 home runs and 65 RBIs in 92 games.
Moises Sierra will be getting most of the starts in right field in Bautista’s absence, according to Blue Jays skipper John Farrell.
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