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Cardinals third baseman Glaus out for three months

St. Louis Cardinals' Troy Glaus reacts after hitting a pop fly against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning of their MLB National League game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 10, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Troy Glaus will be sidelined for around three months after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the team said on Thursday.

Glaus, the MVP after the 2002 World Series won by the Anaheim Angels, had surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday and is scheduled to begin physical therapy next week. His recovery is estimated by the team at 12 weeks.

The 32-year-old hit .270 with 27 home runs and 99 RBIs last season in his first campaign with the Cardinals.

He finished in the top 10 among National League third basemen in RBIs, doubles, homers and slugging percentage while setting a Cardinals team record for fielding percentage (.982).

Glaus, who played with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 and the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006 and 2007, has missed large portions of three of the last six seasons because of injury.

He has one year and $11.25 million remaining on his current contract.

Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford