Milwaukee, WI -- Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker needs surgery on his heart again after a tear was discovered at the site
of his valve replacement.
The team says Uecker will have the surgery on Tuesday. It will be performed by the same doctors who did his initial procedure on
April 30. Uecker's recovery time is expected to be at least eight weeks.
The 75-year-old Uecker says he hopes to return to the team in time for spring training.
Uecker returned to the booth in July after his first surgery and acknowledged that his doctors weren't thrilled about his decision
to come back so quickly.
Doctors believe the recent tear that requires the second surgery is due to a staph infection that he acquired roughly six weeks
after his first procedure.
Uecker played for the Boise Braves during the 1956 and 1958 seasons playing a total of 145 games in Boise. Interestingly, Uecker had his best hitting years while playing in Boise, in '56 he batted .312 and in '58 he hit .332 both are career highs in the minors.