The University of Alabama baseball team may not have outfielder Keith Holcombe back on the diamond for its stretch run this season. The outfielder, who is also a linebacker for the football team, may see his spring cut short by shoulder surgery at the conclusion of football practice.
“I know he is having labrum surgery at some point,” head coach Greg Goff said. “So that may be sooner than later. It may be a situation where after spring football, he may have that surgery.”
Holcombe was in the mix as Alabama’s left fielder before spring football practice began on March 21. He played in 13 of the Crimson Tide’s first 19 games, starting 10 of them in left field. Holcombe was 7-28 at the plate with three walks and two RBIs.
The Hillcrest High School product split his time between football and baseball last spring, but has been focusing fully on football since spring practice began.
“He came to a game last week,” Goff said. “He said he’s having a great spring and so forth. Once the spring gets done, spring football, I think in maybe two weeks, we’ll kind of reevaluate things.”