posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 08:23 PM
SEATTLE (AP) - Montreal Expos starter Tomo Ohka on Saturday had surgery to repair a broken right forearm.
The operation was performed at the Wuestoff Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., by Dr. Edward St. Mary, the Expos' hand specialist. St. Mary placed a
plate in Ohka's forearm.
The right-handed Ohka broke his arm when he was hit by a line drive off Carlos Beltran's bat Thursday in Kansas City.
Ohka is expected to be out for the remainder of the season, however manager Frank Robinson said before Saturday night's game against Seattle that team
doctors haven't confirmed that Ohka is officially lost for this season.
But he said Friday that Ohka probably would be out for four months if a plate was placed in his forearm.
Ohka has a 3-5 record with a 3.01 ERA in 12 starts for Montreal this season.