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Ausmus to have back surgery

Updated: April 14, 2010, 9:40 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus, who learned on his 41st birthday Wednesday that he will need surgery to repair a herniated disk on his back and will miss at least three months, says he is committed to playing again when he is well enough to do so.

"I'm not folding up shop," Ausmus said. "They say three months, and that is obviously subject to change. But I signed a contract with the Dodgers to play a full season, and despite the fact I'm going to spend part of it on the DL, I ...

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