Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had an emergency appendectomy Friday night and is recovering in a Denver hospital.
The 28-year-old went to the hospital after experiencing intense stomach pain. Gonzalez made the announcement on Twitter and the team later confirmed the news.
Position players report to spring training in six weeks. Gonzalez is moving from left field to center field this season after trading Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros in December.
Gonzalez had 26 home runs and 70 RBIs in 110 games last season, and won a Gold Glove. He was limited by a finger injury the second half of the season.