Texas Rangers All-Star outfielder Joey Gallo underwent surgery on his right wrist on Thursday to repair a broken hamate bone, and he will miss at least four weeks, the team announced.
Hand surgeon Thomas DiLiberti performed the operation in Dallas on Thursday.
Gallo had played through pain in the wrist all month. He departed the Rangers' Tuesday road game against the Seattle Mariners after batting in the eighth inning due to soreness.
X-rays on Tuesday night and an MRI exam on Wednesday prompted the Rangers to send Gallo home for the surgical procedure.
The wrist ailment cut into the slugger's production. Gallo went just 7-for-52 (.135) with 31 strikeouts and two homers in July.
Overall, Gallo is batting .253 with 22 homers and 49 RBIs in 70 games.
"Joey plays through a lot of nagging things, so for him to say it's pretty sore meant a lot to me," Rangers manager Chris Woodward told reporters Wednesday. "He has probably been playing with it sore, and it's probably affecting his bat to ball, especially when it's your lead hand. It makes it tough."
Gallo was placed on the 10-day injured list, and outfielder Willie Calhoun was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
Calhoun, 24, hit .277 with five homers and 13 RBIs in 26 games for Texas earlier this season. He was batting .299 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 40 games for Nashville.
--Field Level Media