Indians 3B Fryman Has Shoulder Surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians third baseman Travis Fryman (pictured, right) had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and is expected to be ready for spring training.

The injury was caused by a sprained elbow ligament that forced Fryman to put more pressure on his shoulder while throwing. The surgery was Tuesday night.

Fryman hurt his elbow in spring training and missed the first two months of last season. He came back in June, but often grimaced after making long throws to first and struggled at the plate.

Coming off his best offensive season, Fryman hit .263 with three homers and 38 RBI in 98 games last year. He hit .321 with 38 doubles and 106 RBI -- all career highs -- and won a Gold Glove Award in 1999.

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