Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - New York Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams was released from the hospital Sunday, just two days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
Williams, who is doubtful to make the trip out to Japan for the start of the Yankees' regular season against Tampa Bay on March 30, may start the year on the disabled list.
The 35-year-old Williams is expected to split time in center field and as the designated hitter with the newly-signed Kenny Lofton.
Williams, who has made 11 straight opening-day starts for New York, hit .263 with 15 homers and 64 RBI last season. He is a career .305 hitter with 241 home runs and 1,062 RBI in 13 seasons in the Bronx.