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Jones to have surgery for dislocated patella

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Add Ryder Jones' name to the extensive list of Giants requiring season-ending surgery.

Jones, 24, dislocated his left patella while swinging at a pitch during San Francisco's 6-3 loss Sunday at Milwaukee and left the game in the seventh inning. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Jones will undergo surgery "in a couple of days."

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Add Ryder Jones' name to the extensive list of Giants requiring season-ending surgery.

Jones, 24, dislocated his left patella while swinging at a pitch during San Francisco's 6-3 loss Sunday at Milwaukee and left the game in the seventh inning. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Jones will undergo surgery "in a couple of days."

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Jones went 3-for-8 with two home runs in five games for the Giants this year. He homered during a one-game promotion on July 20 in a 5-1 triumph over the A's and went deep last Saturday in a pinch-hit appearance at Milwaukee.

Jones, selected by the Giants in the second round of the 2013 Draft, hit .274 with 22 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 59 RBIs in 116 games with Triple-A Sacramento.

"He was excited about getting some playing time," Bochy said of Jones, who hit .173 in 59 games for the Giants last year. "It's tough for these guys who are trying to show that they can play here."

Right-hander Johnny Cueto, catcher Buster Posey, infielder Pablo Sandoval and center fielder Steven Duggar are other Giants who have undergone season-ending surgeries.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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