Jun 10, 2014 7:53 PM by Jordan Mason
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.