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10/07/10 11:33 PM ET

Lindsey has pin inserted into his broken hand

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers first baseman John Lindsey underwent a 20-minute operation to insert a pin into his broken left hand. His hand will be immobilized by a modified cast for about four weeks.

The 33-year-old Lindsey, who played 16 years in the Minor Leagues before finally getting his first callup in September, suffered the break of his fourth metacarpal when he was hit by a 92 mph fastball from the D-backs' Daniel Hudson on Sept. 25.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Steve Shin at Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles and went as planned, according to the Dodgers. The popular Lindsey is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.