Chicago Cubs OF Clint Frazier on IL because of appendicitis

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Clint Frazier has been placed on the injured list after undergoing surgery for appendicitis, the team announced Friday.

Frazier, 27, has appeared in 10 games this season after the Cubs signed him as a free agent during the winter. He was the fifth overall pick by the New York Yankees in 2013 but had injury issues related to suffering multiple concussions while playing in New York.

"We're keeping him in our thoughts," manager David Ross said.

The move was retroactive to Wednesday, with infielder Alfonso Rivas being recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

Frazier has a career .753 OPS in 238 games. He was part of a crowded outfield mix for the Cubs, hitting .143 in 21 at-bats. Now he's out for an undetermined amount of time.

Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was moved from afternoon to evening because of inclement weather in Chicago.