Amezaga season over
All-purpose Alfredo Amezaga, one of the top utility players in the big leagues, will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee on Monday and he will miss the remainder of the season.
Amezaga has been one of the most versatile Marlins since he joined the team in 2006. But the 31-year-old infielder/outfielder has been on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee.
The team revealed on Wednesday that Amezaga will have the season-ending surgery performed by Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Co.
Amezaga last played on May 16, and he’s appeared in 27 games this season, batting .217. A switch-hitter, he has a .251 career batting average, but his value to the club has been his ability to play above-average defense in the infield and center field.
The Marlins initially placed Amezaga on the 15-day disabled list on May 21, retroactive to May 17. On Thursday, he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, and infielder Andy Gonzalez had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans.
Amezaga played in the World Baseball Classic for Mexico, but he suffered a right knee injury in the first round.
Last week, Amezaga had an initial visit to Dr. Steadman.
– Joe Frisaro