Astros coach Berry has successful surgery

May 8, 2009 2:15:46 PM PDT
Houston Astros hitting coach Sean Berry underwent successful cancer surgery Friday morning.[SPORTS BLOG: Get the latest news from the Eyewitness Sports team]

According to the team, Berry had a cancerous right kidney that was removed using a laproscope, leaving only a two-inch scar on his abdomen. Doctors do not believe he will need any follow-up cancer treatments.

The 43-year old Berry will remain in the hospital for about three or four days, and is expected to return to his full-time duties in about two weeks.

The 43-year old coach is in the midst of his fourth season with the Astros. He played for the team from 1996-1998.

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