DENVER - Colorado Rockies All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez needed an emergency appendectomy surgery Friday night, according to the team’s twitter account.
Gonzalez, 28, felt a strong pain in his stomach and was operated for appendicitis. Gonzalez's publicist, Fabiola Bohorquez, in his native country of Venezuela, also said doctors removed a small hernia from near Gonzalez's navel, reported MLB.com.
The Rockies tweeted that Gonzalez is resting comfortably in a Denver hospital. He will have two weeks of rest and should be ready when the Rockies open spring training next month.
Gonzalez hit for .302 with 26 home runs and 70 RBI’s last season. But he missed much of the second-half of the season due to a torn ligament in his right middle finger.