(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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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN