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Kiké Hernandez has arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder

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After the 30-minute procedure on Wednesday, Hernandez will begin physical therapy next week.

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers utility man Kiké Hernandez had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday in Los Angeles, the team announced.

Hernandez, 24, had what the team called "minor" surgery, a 30-minute procedure performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The surgery was described as an arthroscopic debridement, a clean up, of the right shoulder.

The Dodgers say Hernandez will begin physical therapy next week, and that he is expected to be fully recovered by the start of spring training in February 2016.

This confirms a report from Oct. 23 from Ruben Rodriguez of El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico, who reported Hernandez would be unavailable to play for the Carolina Gigantes in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

Hernandez hit .307/.346/.490 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and two home runs in 76 games and 218 plate appearances. He started at six different positions for the Dodgers in 2015, starting 18 games in center field, 15 games at second base, 11 games at shortstop, five games in left field, once in right field and once at third base.

He started four of the five games of the National League Division Series against the Mets, going 4-for-13 (.308) with two walks with three games in center field and once in left field.

Hernandez is the third Dodger to have postseason surgery this offseason. Catcher Yasmani Grandal had arthroscopic shoulder in his left shoulder on Oct. 20, and third baseman Justin Turner had arthroscopic surgery to clean up loose bodies in his left knee on Oct. 21.