NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Yankees right-hander Orlando Hernandez underwent successful toe surgery Friday and will miss 6-to-8 weeks.

Dr. William Hamilton performed the operation at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center to correct instability and inflammation in the second toe of Hernandez's left foot, the one he lands on after releasing a pitch.

Hernandez, 0-5 with a 5.14 ERA in nine starts, was placed on the disabled list June 1.

Hernandez, whose pitching elbow and forearm sidelined him during a large part of spring training, has been bothered by the toe for much of the season.