Billy Hamilton undergoes shoulder surgery

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2 Comments’s Mark Sheldon reports that Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his right shoulder. He is only expected to need 4-8 weeks of rest and rehab, so the 25-year-old should be 100 percent heading into spring training next year.

“That’s a great timetable, realistically,” Reds manager Bryan Price told after the procedure. “A couple of weeks in a sling and then some more strenuous rehab, I’m sure, then getting back and doing some baseball-related stuff.”

Hamilton stole 57 bases in 65 attempts this season, but that came with a brutal .226/.274/.289 batting line. He’s a .242/.287/.330 career hitter in 279 career major league games.