Gonzalez expected to miss 4-5 weeks

Updated: June 22, 2009, 5:09 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds shortstop Alex Gonzalez has had surgery to remove four bone chips in his right elbow.

Gonzalez is expected to miss four to five weeks.

Gonzalez went on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, a day after he felt pain on a swing during batting practice.

Gonzalez signed a three-year, $14 million contract before the 2007 season. He played in only 110 games in his first year with Cincinnati, going on the bereavement list three times to deal with a child's illness. He missed all last season with a compression fracture in his left knee.

Pulled muscles in his left side forced him to miss nine games in May. He was batting .214 with two homers and 20 RBIs.


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