Milwaukee Brewers’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez had surgery to remove a non-malignant polyp from his colon in December, according to Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Aramis Ramirez had surgery to remove a non-malignant polyp from his colon and will be a few days behind when spring games start. #Brewers
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) February 19, 2014
Coming off a season in which he was plagued by knee injuries, Ramirez being healthy is key to the Brewers’ success in 2014. In limited action, he hit .283 with 12 home runs and 49 runs batted in.
Ramirez, 35, is expected to be a few days behind when spring training games begin, and barring a setback, isn’t in any danger of missing Opening Day.
He has 354 home runs across 15 seasons in the big leagues.