Former Dodger Pedro Guerrero Hospitalized In Dominican Republic


UPDATE (Feb. 17, 1:45 p.m. PT): According to Jon Weisman of Dodger Insider, Manny Mota had an encouraging update on the status of Pedro Guerrero:

Pedro’s doing fine, doing much better,” Mota said. “He’s very alert. He sounds good; he’s in a good mood.”

Mota added Guerrero may be released from the hospital in the next two or three days.


The Los Angeles Dodgers are wishing one of their own well on Monday after hearing of his hospitalization.

Former Dodgers infielder/outfielder Pedro Guerrero is recovering in the Dominican Republic via Jon Weisman of Dodger Insider:

Former Dodger slugger Pedro Guerrero is recovering and in good spirits after suffering from minor bleeding in the brain Sunday.

Guerrero was taken to a hospital in Santo Domingo by his wife on Sunday after he lost mobility in his right arm. He was originally in the ICU, but is now recovering in better health.

The 58-year-old spent 11 seasons in total with the Dodgers from 1978-1988. He was a four-time All-Star and one-time Silver Slugger award winner. In his 11 years, Guerrero hit a combined .309 with 171 home runs and 585 RBIs in 1,036 games. The right-hander slugger finished in the top-five of MVP voting three times in Los Angeles and hit at least 30 home runs three separate seasons.

He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1988 season, and spent a total of five years there. Guerrero finished his career with 215 home runs and a .300 batting average. Since his retirement, the former All-Star has recently found himself managing in the Mexican leagues and instructing in the minor leagues.

We hope that Guerrero makes a full recovery and is back out on the baseball fields very soon.

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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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