Javy Guerra injury: Dodgers RHP has shoulder surgery

Stephen Dunn

The Dodgers right-hander is expected to to be ready for spring training in 2013.

Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed relief pitcher Javy Guerra underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair bursitis and the A-C joint at the top of his right shoulder on Friday, according to True Blue LA's Eric Stephen.

The 25-minute procedure is considered to be minor, and Guerra will be able to resume an offseason throwing program in six weeks. He is expected to be ready for spring training to start the 2013 season. Guerra's had a tough time with injuries throughout his young career, and ended up on the disabled list on Sep. 4 with a strained left oblique and miss the remainder of the 2012 season.

He missed 30 games due to undergoing right knee surgery earlier in the year when he was injured trying to get out of the way of a line drive that struck him in the jaw. Under the circumstances and considering what he's been through, the shoulder surgery is a minor setback.

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