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Hernandez undergoes shoulder surgery

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers utilityman Enrique Hernandez underwent an "arthroscopic debridement" of his right shoulder on Wednesday and is expected to be fully recovered by Spring Training, according to the club.

Hernandez is the third Dodgers player to undergo surgery since the season ended, joining Justin Turner (left knee) and Yasmani Grandal (left shoulder). Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed all three surgeries.

Hernandez, acquired from Miami in last winter's Dee Gordon trade, hit .307 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games, inheriting the starting center-field job from a slumping Joc Pederson in August, only to miss most of September with a strained left hamstring.

The rookie led the Major Leagues against left-handed pitching with a .423 batting average and 1.215 OPS, but he hit .234 with a .593 OPS against right-handed pitching.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for
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