Braves IF Phil Gosselin has successful surgery on thumb

Atlanta Braves backup infielder Phil Gosselin had successful surgery on his fractured left thumb Wednesday.

Gosselin, who injured the thumb while diving for a ground ball on May 17, will miss about eight weeks. The 26-year-old is hitting .325 with two RBIs in 40 at-bats after making the Opening Day roster for the first time in his big league career.