Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bagwell placed on 60-day DL

41-year old Jeff Bagwell will undergo major shoulder surgery on Monday in Arizona.

They go into my shoulder and open it up -- it won't be arthroscopic. It's actual surgery. They'll take out all my bone spurs. There's one big one in there that we've known about for a while...

..."They'll shave the ball of my arm down to a perfect circle, then drill a hole in the middle of it and stick a metal half ball on top of it and it should give me the perfect circle to where it's supposed to fit. It's getting worse. I'm getting more bone spurs that are pressing against the rotator cuff. It's time for me to do something. If this doesn't work, then I'm going to have to get a total shoulder replacement. We'll see if this works."

He should be eligible to return in time for Opening Day.