Ausmus has surgery to repair back

Ausmus has surgery to repair back

LOS ANGELES -- Back surgery on injured Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus Thursday went as expected, the club announced.

Ausmus had a herniated disk in his lower back repaired. He complained of pain down his leg and numbness in his foot after catching Thursday in Pittsburgh.

He is expected to be sidelined for three months and has been replaced on the roster by A.J. Ellis.