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Hanshin Tigers senior director Senichi Hoshino will undergo surgery for acute appendicitis after he was hospitalized Monday, club officials said.

Hoshino, a former manager for the Tigers, complained of pain earlier in the day and was diagnosed with the condition after being taken to the emergency room of a hospital in Hyogo Prefecture.

Hoshino will be under treatment for about week and will not attend the pro baseball amateur draft on Wednesday.

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