Yanks' Ramiro Pena has appendectomy

Updated: July 18, 2011, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Yankees infielder Ramiro Pena had an appendectomy on Monday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

"This morning I got a call that he was having bad stomach pains," New York manager Joe Girardi said before Monday night's against Tampa Bay. "Unfortunately on his (26th) birthday. It will be a birthday I'm sure he'll never forget."

Girardi has no timetable for when Pena will return, but doesn't expect him to miss an extended period.

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