HOUSTON (AP) -Houston Astros closer Brad Lidge had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee on Monday.
Team physician Dr. David Lintner operated at The Methodist Hospital, and the Astros said the 30-year-old reliever should be ready for the start of spring training in mid-February.
Lidge was 5-3 with a 3.36 ERA and converted 19 of 27 save chances in 66 games this season.

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