Chris Burke has successful surgery

BURKE UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY

Full recovery expected in time for Spring Training

HOUSTON, TX ? The Houston Astros announced that infielder Chris Burke underwent successful surgery today to repair a dislocating left shoulder.  The announcement was made by General Manager Tim Purpura.

The surgery was performed today in Birmingham, Ala. by Dr. James Andrews.  Team Medical Director Dr. David Lintner assisted with the operation.  Burke is expected to be fully recovered in time for Spring Training.

The 26-year-old Burke hit .276 (101×366) with a career-high nine home runs and 40 RBI in 123 games for the Astros in 2006.  He also hit 23 doubles while stealing 11 bases and scoring 58 runs.  Burke appeared in games at five different positions, including 69 games at second base and 38 in center field.  He was the club?s first selection (10th overall) in the June 2001 draft.

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