Cameron has successful surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron had successful surgery Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital to repair a bilateral sports hernia.

Cameron dealt with the injury all season and should be recovered in time to begin his normal offseason workouts around Dec. 1, according to Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

“They said it was very obvious he needed the surgery,” Francona said. “Everything went well, but he needed it. He should have a normal offseason. I’m not talking about Oct. 1, but around Dec. 1, which is when he starts his offseason. It will be pretty normal, which is good.”