Fred Lewis to have bunion surgery

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Fred Lewis will undergo season-ending surgery to remove a bunion from his left foot.

Lewis left the team Thursday. No date for the surgery was announced.

Acquired from San Francisco in April, Lewis hit .262 with eight homers and 36 RBIs in 110 games with Toronto.

Lewis missed several games in May because of the bunion, the same problem that required season-ending surgery in September, 2008.

A bunion is a painful swelling of bone and tissue in the joint at the base of the big toe. Other major leaguers who have had bunion problems in recent years include Jim Edmonds, Chipper Jones, Cristian Guzman and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez.