Zeid was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of the pain on the balls of his feet. After tests Tuesday, the decision was made to have surgery on the right foot Aug. 6. He'll have surgery on the other foot six weeks later.
Zeid says ''You never want to take time away from your team or not give your team the best chance to win. But at the same time this could become a recurring problem every year for the next 10 or 15 years if that's how long I get to play.''
Zeid has a 6.97 ERA in 23 appearances. The Astros say the recovery is expected to take three months.
Astros manager Bo Porter says surgery now would ''allow him to go through all the recovery and get ready for spring training next year.''