Chapman (shoulder surgery) to swing in 6 weeks

December 15th, 2018

A's third baseman underwent left shoulder surgery on Friday and is expected to begin swinging a bat in six weeks. He first experienced pain in the shoulder during a recent offseason workout.
The distal clavicle resection procedure was performed by Dr. William Workman at the Bass Surgical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif. The surgery was Chapman's second this offseason. He had a right thumb procedure Oct. 16.
Chapman, 25, had a breakout season in 2018, slashing .278/.356/.508 with 24 home runs in 145 games for Oakland. He finished seventh in American League Most Valuable Player Award voting, and won a Gold Glove Award at third base and the American League's Platinum Glove Award as the league's best defensive player.