Our own Raymond Bureau reported on June 10 that Walker was out of the lineup due to abdominal pain, which was diagnosed as appendicitis, which needed emergency surgery. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Travis Sawchik, who covers the Pirates for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, tweeted the following update on Walker.
Neil Walker had been able to complete some running drills, according to Clint HurdleWalker, in his sixth Major League season, has played his entire career with the Pirates. He's batting .280 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 239 at bats this season. He's on a pace to shatter his season high in home runs of 16, which he set last season. In 610 career games, Walker has a batting average of .274 with 65 home runs and 306 RBI.
— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 15, 2014
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