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Florimon out of hospital after appendectomy

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Shortstop Pedro Florimon underwent successful laparoscopic surgery to remove his appendix on Monday afternoon, and was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Florimon, who first started to feel pain in his right side on Sunday night, is expected to rest two weeks before getting back to baseball activities, and will take it slow upon his return.

"He's going to be pretty limited on activities for at least two weeks," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "And then it'll be a build up process. He'll need all of Spring Training to get ready."

The Twins remain hopeful that Florimon will be ready for Opening Day on March 31 against the White Sox, but Antony said it's too early to know for sure.

"I don't know about concerned," Antony said. "It's all going to depend on how he responds and feels once he gets going. He obviously has to get at-bats and everything else. So I guess time will tell. It's not a lock but we're certainly hoping he'll be ready for Opening Day."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger.
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