Sox pitching coach Cooper recovering after surgery

Sox pitching coach Cooper recovering after surgery
October 24, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Don Cooper said he’s recovering nicely one day after he had surgery for diverticulitis in Nashville.

The White Sox pitching coach hopes to be out of the hospital by Sunday after the procedure.

Cooper missed a total of 13 games over two road trips last season, including 10 in April after he was hospitalized for diverticulitis, which is inflammation that occurs in the large intestine or colon.

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“On the mend now,” Cooper said in a text message.

A member of the organization for 26 seasons, Cooper has been the White Sox pitching coach for the past 11 1/2 years.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the story.