Skip to main content

Florimon to miss two weeks with appendectomy

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon is expected to miss around two weeks as he will have his appendix removed at the Lee County Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida.

According to the Pioneer Press, Florimon was taken to the emergency room around 2 a.m. Monday after he complained of stomach pain.

An exam showed no rupture, but there was enough inflammation the appendectomy was scheduled for Monday afternoon. The newspaper reports the plan is to perform the surgery laparoscopically to minimize the recovery time for Florimon.

KSTP-AM reports Florimon apparently was fine on Sunday, but felt pain in the middle of the night.

"Your heart starts to race when you get a call at 3:30 in the middle of the night, but I'm glad he let me know what was going on," Twins Assistant General Manager Rob Antony said.

Some have speculated the Twins were trying to push Florimon with the signing of Jason Bartlett to a minor-league contract, in the offseason. Bartlett is a former Twins shortstop who spent time in Tampa Bay and San Diego, but was out of baseball in 2013. He is a lifetime .271 hitter.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he hopes Florimon would play well when he returns, but that he didn't need to rush back to reclaim the starting job.

"He's our shortstop," Gardenhire told the Pioneer Press on Monday.

Florimon hit .221 with nine home runs in 134 games for the Twins last season.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 9.32.09 AM

6-year-old Northfield girl missing, mother dead of apparent suicide

Anyone who had seen the girl or her mother in the past two weeks should call Northfield police.

Pixabay - jet skis resting

Jet skier injured in explosion on Minnesota lake

The explosion happened on Little Lake 14 in St. Louis County.

Krisit Noem

Kristi Noem's response to 10-year-old Ohio girl pregnant after being raped

Abortion is illegal in South Dakota unless the mother's life is in danger.

police lights

Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin

One deputy fired on the man, striking him in an unknown area of his body.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 7.28.32 AM

Man found dead in 26 inches of water in Le Sueur County

The 45-year-old was found in near the shoreline on Lake Washington.

police lights

Man arrested after abduction attempt in Bemidji

The incident occurred in Cameron Park on June 25.

betty danger's

Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million

The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.


Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly

The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.


Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake

Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.

Pixabay laptop keyboard phone dark

Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.

hennepin county sheriff water patrol lake minnetonka

Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.