Padres' Chase Headley undergoes knee surgery

Oct. 2, 2013 at 12:17 AM

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres said third baseman Chase Headley was expected to be ready for spring training after undergoing knee surgery Tuesday.

Headley underwent an arthroscopic procedure to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and would need 4-6 weeks to recover.

Headley, 29, had a banner season in 2012 when he won a Gold Glove and hit 31 home runs. But his ailing knee and a broken thumb early in the season limited him to 15 homers and a .250 batting average.

Next season will be Headley's final arbitration-eligible season.

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