LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he has elected to have surgery on his broken left hand and hopes to return soon after the All-Star break.
Longoria was injured Thursday when he was hit by a pitch from Miami’s Dan Straily. Longoria was given a timetable of six to eight weeks for a return, but is optimistic he can play before that.
Longoria underwent an examination in Los Angeles on Saturday morning. Surgery was not required, but Longoria said he hopes it will get him back on the field quicker.
The surgery will be done Tuesday in Los Angeles by hand specialist Steven Shin and a permanent pin will be inserted in Longoria’s left hand.
Longoria is batting .246 with 10 home runs in his first season with the Giants, and was tied for the team lead with 34 RBIs.