USC junior outfielder Omar Cotto Lozada is expected to be out six weeks after having surgery last Friday on his right wrist after fracturing his hamate bone.
The injury occurred on the follow through of a swing, according to USC. The 5-foot-11, 190 pound Puerto Rican speedster was competing for playing time in the outfield with freshmen Timmy Robinson and Vahn Bozoian, sophomore Dante Flores and redshirt senior transfer Greg Zebrack.
If Cotto Lozada returns exactly six weeks after the day of his surgery, he would return on March 15 when USC opens Pac-12 conference play with Oregon visiting Dedeaux Field. The Trojans play 16 games, including the USC/UCLA co-hosted Dodgertown Classic, prior to March 15. Continue reading