There have been many conflicting reports about the current state of former Dodgers and Cardinals great Pedro Guerrero. The former All-Star was hospitalized in the Dominican Republic on Monday.
The sports world has yet to figure out whether Guerrero is fighting for his life or if he suffered either a heart attack or a stroke.
The first report came from ESPN’s Renato Bermudez and announced that the 60-year-old had passed away.
— Renato Bermudez/ESPN (@RenatoBermudez) April 4, 2017
Bermudez’s tweet translates to “#MLB informs the painful death of the Dominican Pedro Guerrero after suffering a heart attack. In 15 years in @mlb 215HR .300avg #QEPD.”
“A spokesperson for the Dodgers had no information about Guerrero’s condition Monday night,” said J.P. Hoornstra from the Orange County Register.
The following reports have been made about Guerrero on Monday, which was complied by Hoornstra:
- Antonio Puesán reported that Guerrero has died.
- ESPN’s Enrique Rojas reported that Guerrero suffered a stroke.
- Deportivo Z101’s Hector Gomez tweeted out that Guerrero is brain dead.
- Three other reports stated that Guerrero was alive.
The San Pedro de Macoris native suffered his first stroke in Feb. 15 but he recovered shortly after.
During his 15 seasons in the MLB, the legendary Guerrero played 10 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his career, he was named to three All-Star teams (1981, 1983, 1985) and was in the running for the National League MVP three times.
Guerrero had a career average of .300/.370/.480 with 215 home runs and 898 RBIs. He was the co-Most Valuable Player in the 1981 World Series against the New York Yankees.
We are sending our positive thoughts to Guerrero and his family in this difficult time.