Bochy to have shoulder surgery
Giants skipper expects to miss one game for procedure
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy will undergo arthroscopic right shoulder surgery in San Francisco, forcing him to miss Monday's exhibition against the Kansas City Royals.
Team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki will perform the procedure, which will repair tears in Bochy's labrum and bicep. Bochy, 53, will rejoin the club Tuesday.Bochy said Sunday that he expects to have full range of motion in his right arm in two weeks, though he probably won't be able to throw until June. Bochy was able to pitch batting practice when Spring Training began last month, but years of throwing, which included a 14-year professional career as a catcher, finally eroded his shoulder. "I didn't want it to be a distraction," said Bochy, who has endured constant discomfort recently. "I can't function with it and do the things I like, like throw batting practice, swing a fungo or take throws. I'd like to get back to that point." Bench coach Ron Wotus will manage the Giants against Kansas City in Bochy's absence.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.