Dusty Baker Hospitalized

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0  Updated at 12:34 am, September 20th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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Jason Arnold/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was hospitalized Wednesday with an irregular heartbeat.

The three-time manager of the year went to a Chicago-area hospital before the Reds game versus the Cubs. He got a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia. Instead it was found he had an irregular heartbeat.

“Basically, he had a heavy feeling,” Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said. “He wasn’t breathing well. We decided to look into it further. He has a history of an irregular heart beat. It doesn’t really bother him. He was kind of pooh-poohing it.”

Baker will not be in the dugout Thursday and his return is unknown.

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