Found September 15, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Veteran first baseman and designated hitter Carlos Pena, who was signed by the Kansas City Royals on September 3, will most likely miss the rest of the season after undergoing an appendectomy on Saturday morning. As reported by Dick Kaegel of MLB.com, Pena was released by the Astros on July 31 and signed a Minor League contract with the Royals on August 27. He was called up from Triple-A Omaha and has appeared in only four games and was 0 for 3 with three strikeouts.  Manager Ned Yost said that Pena was experiencing problems on Friday before having to go to the hospital on Saturday morning. "Last night, he started experiencing some stomach problems, some gas pains," manager Ned Yost said before Saturday night's game against the Tigers. "They gave him some fluid and they thought it might have been food poisoning. He woke up again this morning and he had to have an appendectomy at 10 o'clock." Although Pena came through the surgery well, the recovery time is about two weeks, which also is near the end of the season. Pena has played for eight teams in his 12 year career.  He is a career .233 hitter with 285 home runs and 816 runs batted in.  His best years were from 2007 through 2009 when he hit 116 home runs and 323 runs batted in with the Tampa Bay Rays. This season, Pena is batting .207 with 8 home runs and 25 rbi's.
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