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Surgical update ...



DH Jonny Gomes underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Cincinnati to clean out his troublesome right shoulder. Gomes is expected to be ready for spring training.

LHP Casey Fossum expects to find out Wednesday what will be done to repair the fraying in the labrum in his left shoulder. Surgery seems likely, and the Rays expect him to be ready next spring as well.

C Shawn Riggans and RHP Juan Salas joined the team Tuesday after being brought up from Triple-A Durham. Manager Joe Maddon said he was "curious" to see how Salas, who had remarkable minor-league numbers, would do. Riggans won't play much, if at all, until the Rays get past three straight series against the contending Twins, A's and Yankees.

Greg Norton got Tuesday night off against Twins ace Johan Santana. Damon Hollins was in the lineup at DH with Ty Wigginton at first base.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]


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