Dominican Republic

Retired Dodgers Star Pedro Guerrero Hospitalized, Recovering: Report

Los Angeles Dodgers legend Pedro Guerrero is recovering from stroke-like symptoms a Dominican hospital, according to reports from the country.

Guerrero went to the hospital with bleeding in his skull, according to a newspaper in Santo Domingo. He had lost mobility in his left arm and was placed in an intensive care unit as a precaution, a newspaper reporter told a Dodgers press relations person.

Diario Libre reported on its website that the star of the Dodgers' 1981 World Series triumph did not have a stroke, and that Guerrero is asking for food and talking with doctors and his wife.

A Dodgers wrote a blog post saying Guerrero is recovering. later recovered mobility in his arm, according to the post, which cited a Dominican newspaper reporter.

"We send all our best thoughts to Guerrero and his family," said the author of that post, Jon Weisman, director of digital and print content for the Dodgers.

Guerrero had a .300 batting average over 15 years in Major League Baseball, most of which he played with the Dodgers, according to He played first and third base, along with outfield -- not pitcher, as wire copy in this article originally stated.

The City News Service contributed to this report.

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