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LSU infielder Greg Deichmann (7) answers questions during LSU's annual baseball media day at Alex Box Stadium Friday Jan. 27, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La..


The LSU baseball team issued a news release late Sunday night saying slugger Greg Deichmann had surgery Sunday morning on his fractured right cheekbone. 

The release said LSU has no additional information to offer regarding Deichmann's status other than that he "will be evaluated day-to-day," but it also left the door open for Deichmann to be available for the season opener.

"A decision about Greg's ability to play in Friday's season opener versus Air Force won't be made until Thursday," the release read. 

It also stated neither coach Paul Mainieri nor any LSU players or staff would respond to inquiries regarding Deichmann's status until Thursday afternoon. 

Deichmann was struck in the face by a pitch in a scrimmage Friday night, fracturing three bones in his cheek. 

The former Brother Martin star enjoyed a breakout sophomore season in 2016, leading the team in home runs (11) and RBIs (57). The Minnesota Twins selected Deichmann, a draft-eligible sophomore, in the 26th round of last year's draft, but he chose to remain at LSU. 

Deichmann, a lifelong infielder, converted to the outfield this fall and was in line to be LSU's opening day right fielder. 

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