underwent emergency triple-bypass surgery yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease.The Globe reports it was a six-hour procedure, while the Herald states it was two hours.
Yastrzemski, the folk hero of the 1967 Impossible Dream season that forever changed the franchise's fortunes, emerged from the operating room at 8 p.m. after a six-hour procedure to reroute the flow of blood around blockages in three arteries to his heart.
In 1997, Yaz talked about how hard it was at times to play baseball in Boston: "I remember when there was some talk that I might be going to the Yankees and ... you almost welcomed it to get out of there."
Josh Beckett's next start has been pushed ahead three days from this Saturday to next Tuesday (the opening game of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium). He has been experiencing tingling and numbness in his right arm since Sunday morning.
David Ortiz (without Manny Ramirez)
PA AVG OBP SLG OPSIn his last seven games (32 plate appearances), Ortiz has struck out only twice.
First 7 games 33 .107 .242 .107 .349
Last 9 games 41 .406 .537 .813 1.350