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Leonys Martin to have surgery on Wednesday

Per the beat guys, Leonys Martin will have surgery Wednesday to remove the hamate bone in his right hand

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Leonys Martin will have surgery on his right hand on Wednesday to remove the hamate bone, per the beat guys on Twitter.  They say that Leonys could be able to run and play defense in two weeks, and will be in a position to hit in four to six weeks.

Obviously, the preferred situation would be for Leonys to be able to play now, but this at least allows the Rangers to call him back up when rosters expand, and use him as a pinch runner or defensive replacement late in games, even if he can't hit.  Once Leonys is able to swing the bat again, the minor league season will be over and so he won't be able to go out on a rehab assignment, but you have to hope he will heal in time to be able to hit before the season is over, and thus be a viable option to spell Delino DeShields in center field at times.