Bogusevic needs offseason surgery

Bogusevic needs offseason surgery

HOUSTON -- Astros rookie outfielder Brian Bogusevic plans to undergo minor surgery shortly after the end of the regular season to shave down a bone spur on the outside of his right foot.

"From what I know, it's not supposed to be that big of a deal," Bogusevic said. "There's a little thing on the outside [of the foot] that sticks out and hurts sometimes, but it's not that big of a deal."

Bogusevic, a former first-round pick who was recalled for the first time on Sept. 1, had only eight at-bats entering Tuesday's game, going 2-for-8. He hit .277 with 13 homers and 57 RBIs at Triple-A Round Rock this season.

Bogusevic, who was drafted as a pitcher out of Tulane and made the switch to the outfield in 2008, plans to have surgery as soon as he can after the end of the regular season so he can be fully ready for next season.

"Hopefully as soon as possible when the season is over and get the rehab knocked out, so it won't be an issue by the time Spring Training comes around next year," he said.