A's Barton (hip), Smith (elbow) undergo surgeries

Updated: October 28, 2008, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics first baseman Daric Barton has undergone surgery on his right hip, while left-handed pitcher Greg Smith had an operation to removed loose bodies from the elbow on his throwing arm.

Both procedures were performed Friday, the team said Tuesday.

Barton batted .226 with nine home runs and 47 RBIs in his first full major league season in 2008, playing in 140 games. The 24-year-old Smith went 7-16 with a 4.16 ERA over 32 starts and 190 2/3 innings in his first big league season.


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