Report: ChiSox's Dunn has appendectomy

BY foxsports • April 6, 2011

White Sox slugger Adam Dunn will be sidelined for at least five days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday.

The 31-year-old designated hitter was taken to a hospital late Tuesday following the ChiSox's 7-6 loss in 12 innings at Kansas City. Dunn was 0-for-4 with a walk and was hit in the leg by a pitch, and was removed from the game in the 12th inning for a pinch runner.

Dunn is the second player in four days to be forced out of the lineup due to an appendectomy. St. Louis Cardinals star Matt Holliday underwent an appendectomy on Friday and has not played since.

Dunn has only been placed on the disabled list once in his 11-year career, and that was in 2003 when he tore a ligament in his thumb.

The hulking slugger was signed by Chicago in the offseason to a four-year, $56 million contract. He is batting .286 in four games this season with one homer and five RBIs.

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