The San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic is reporting that Michael Sandoval, who last played for the San Jose Giants in 2010, tweeted that his brother Pablo has been taken to the hospital for an
abdominal issue and was diagnosed with colitis. He will be able to rejoin Team Venezuela for WBC preparation within 24-48 hours.
"Colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and is associated with diarrhea, pain, and blood in the stool."
Here is an excerpt from Pavlovic's article:
"Michael Sandoval tweeted that Pablo had been diagnosed with colitis, but he is expected to return to his Winter League club soon. Sandoval had been playing for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan League. According to the club's official twitter account, Sandoval could return to the team within 24 to 48 hours."
La salida del partido de @kfp48 es debido a problemas estomacales.. Para quienes preguntan
— MICHAEL SANDOVAL (@Mik3Sand0vAl) January 17, 2013