Blum to undergo surgery

Astros infielder Geoff Blum is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., general manager Ed Wade announced this evening.

Dr. Tom Mehlhoff examined Blum this evening at Minute Maid Park and will perform the surgical procedure tomorrow morning at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston. After the procedure, a determination can be made as to how long Blum will be out of action.

Blum was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after experiencing swelling and discomfort in his elbow follow¬ing Thursday night’s game at San Diego (started at shortstop). Blum underwent an MRI on his elbow while the club was in San Diego. Outfielder Jason Bourgeois was recalled from Round Rock on Sunday when Blum was placed on the DL.

Blum, 37, is hitting .241 in 59 games this season with seven doubles, a triple and 14 RBIs. He is second in the Majors with seven pinch RBIs and is hitting .261 as a pinch-hitter overall. Blum has made 31 starts, 10 at first base, shortstop and third base and one at second base.

 

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