Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash just told me that infielder Taylor Green is scheduled to have surgery next Tuesday on his ailing left hip and is expected to be out for an extended period afterward.

The surgery will be performed by team physician William Raasch in Milwaukee. Green came here on Thursday to be examined by Raash after suffering a setback with the hip in extended spring training in Phoenix.

Ash had not been given all of the particulars of the surgery but said the injury had been described as an impingement. Ash said the surgery will be an arthroscopic procedure.

When the Brewers broke camp, Green was left behind in Phoenix to continue physical rehab on the injury that occurred with a couple of weeks left in spring training. Ash said Green aggravated the injury when diving for a grounder during a recent game in extended camp.

If he had stayed healthy, Green, 26, almost certainly would have made the Brewers roster at the end of camp because of the injury situation at first base. And, third baseman Aramis Ramirez has gone on the DL with a sprained knee since. That is another position Green plays.

Green played in 58 games with the Brewers last year as a backup infielder, batting .184 with three homers and 14 RBI in 103 at-bats.