Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez underwent exploratory surgery on his left index finger Tuesday, and the operation discovered a tumor which was then removed.
#Rockies trainer Keith Dugger says docs removed a small tissue or tumor which will be biopsied. These masses are common, usually benign
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) June 10, 2014
Gonzalez has been seeing doctors due to swelling in the index finger for some time, and the possibility of a foreign body causing the swelling was raised when Gonzalez underwent a hand examination in late May. Gonzalez tried to play through the swelling, but an inflammation on Tuesday sent him back to the 15-day DL.
Rockies doctors then recommended the exploratory surgery, which found and removed the tumor. No timetable has been set for his return.
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