During Arias' time away from the club, Tony Abreu has seen his role expand with playing time at shortstop and second base.
Although there is no set timetable for players to return from an appendectomy, it typically takes two or three weeks. Arias will begin his rehab assignment two weeks and two days following his surgery.
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