Baker had irregular heartbeat
Reds manager Dusty Baker, who was taken to the hospital for a chest X-ray before Wednesday’s game, was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.
“I guess the good thing is it’s not pneumonia, but the bad thing is he’s got an irregular heartbeat,” Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said. “Basically he had a heavy feeling. He wasn’t breathing well. We just decided to look into it a little further. He’s had a history of an irregular heartbeat for while so it doesn’t really bother him. That’s why he was kind of poo-pooing it.”
Baker, who reported to the club that he was feeling fine after the game, will remain hospitalized overnight and have more tests done in the morning before he can be discharged. He will not manage Thursday’s game. Bench coach Chris Speier will take over again.
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