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Updated: February 20th, 2014 11:51am
Pedro Florimon says he'll be ready opening day after Monday's surgery

Pedro Florimon says he'll be ready opening day after Monday's surgery

by Derek Wetmore
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Pedro Florimon is a little sore, but otherwise in good spirits following Monday's appendectomy.

The Twins shortstop showed up to Hammond Stadium on Thursday after he was discharged from the hospital Tuesday.

He says he'll wait 1 ½ or 2 weeks before doing baseball activities. If he checks out fine physically Saturday, he'll begin work, but he said he'll ease into any kind of activity and ice three times daily.

With a condensed spring training timeline, there is some concern that he will be ready for opening day, March 31, but Florimon is optimistic.

"We'll see what happens [if I can] get ready in a couple weeks. Because I want to be here, I want to play. A little boring in the hotel, nothing to do," Florimon said.

"I'm going to be ready for opening day," he said.

Florimon can't do any weight lifting right now and he said the soreness bothers him getting out of bed.

'My hero'

Florimon said he went to bed just before 11 p.m. Sunday, but woke up with pain just before 2 a.m. the next morning.

He tried to find something for his pain but "everything was closed."

So he went to the lobby to ask for medication but it didn't help, he said. Florimon then called Twins Director of Team Travel, Mike Herman, who took Florimon to the hospital. There, Florimon got a CT scan.  

"He's my hero," Florimon said. "I called Mike when I feel like I didn't have any choice."

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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