Former Dodgers slugger, Pedro Guerrero, was released out of the intensive care unit at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan Tuesday. He was admitted into the hospital due to a brain hemorrhage as reported by J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register.
It was troubling to see various reports with no answer to this tragic event but now we do have the answers.
“According to a source in contact with his family, Guerrero is able to shake his head and squeeze his hand in response to commands, a marked improvement from the previous night,” said Hoornstra.
Dr. Rafael Ortiz is Guerrero’s physician at Lenox Hill Hospital and was also in Feb. 2015 when he suffered a stroke.
A family friend spoke his Guerrero’s wife, Roxanna Jimenez, and “according to that friend, Guerrero is comatose and still faces surgery to relieve bleeding and pressure in his brain,” said Hoornstra.
The 15-year MLB veteran played 10 full seasons and one partial season with the Los Angeles and then was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he finished his career. Along with Steve Yeager and Ron Cey, Guerrero, 60, was co-Most Valuable Player in the 1981 World Series when the Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees.
“He recovered from that, so God willing he’ll recover from this,” said Steve Yeager, Dodgers coach and former teammate of Guerrero’s.
The Los Angeles Dodgers community is rooting for you, Pedro!