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Scott Sizemore Undergoes Successful Surgery

OAKLAND, CALIF. – The Oakland Athletics announced today that third baseman Scott Sizemore underwent successful reconstructive surgery this morning to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.  Sizemore, who suffered the injury in the team’s first full-squad workout Feb. 27 in Phoenix, will miss the entire 2012 season.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Douglas Freedberg of the Arizona Sports Medicine Center of Scottsdale.

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Sizemore, who batted .249 with 11 home runs and 52 RBI in 93 games last year, will begin a rehabilitation program in the coming week and should have no limitations when the A’s start spring training next year.  Originally selected by Detroit in the 2006 First-Year Draft, the Virginia Beach, Va. native was acquired by Oakland for pitcher David Purcey last May 27.

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