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Jun 10, 2014 7:53 PM by Jordan Mason

Rockies OF Gonzalez has tumor removed from finger

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had a small tumor removed from his left index finger Tuesday during a procedure at the Cleveland Clinic.

Gonzalez underwent exploratory surgery with Dr. Thomas Graham and a growth was found beneath the sheath around the muscle.

Rockies head athletic trainer said these type of tumors are common and the expectation is a biopsy will determine the tumor is benign.

Gonzalez had his left arm in a sling after the surgery. He is expected to return to Denver Wednesday.

Gonzalez has been experienced soreness and swelling in the finger for a while. He was examined by Graham on May 29 in Cleveland. He continued to play but was placed on the 15-day DL on June 4 and is expected to miss a few weeks.

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