Walker was having All Star season

Pirates second baseman Neil Walker underwent a successful appendectomy on June 9 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Walker is hitting .280 this season with 11 homers, the most among National League second basemen, and 35 RBIs. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Walker just prior to his surgery.

To hear George Von Benko's interview with Pirates' second baseman Neil Walker.

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