Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Goodheart undergoes shoulder surgery
Arkansas designated hitter Matt Goodheart is examined by trainer Corey Wood during the Razorbacks' game against Tennessee on Friday, April 26, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas junior baseball player Matt Goodheart underwent surgery earlier this week to repair a shoulder injury he suffered in April, a team spokesperson said Saturday.
Goodheart, who batted .345 from the left side as the team's designated hitter this year, dislocated his right shoulder April 26 against Tennessee while diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt. The injury caused him to miss three games.
Goodheart started the Razorbacks' final 20 games and played seven games this summer for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League, where he batted .320 and had a .438 on-base percentage. He returned home to Arkansas in early July.
The recovery timeline and Goodheart's availability during the Razorbacks' fall practice season is unclear.
Have a comment on this story? Join the discussion or start a new one on the Forums.