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Carl Yastrzemski underwent successful triple bypass heart surgery Tuesday night. His spokesman said the Hall-of-Famer is “resting comfortably” after the surgery, and the procedure was indeed “a success.” Yaz will turn 69 on Friday.
A Red Sox legend and MLB Hall of Famer, Yastrzemski, 68, was hospitalized Tuesday with chest pains.
The Red Sox confirmed Tuesday that the former OF was at Massachusetts General Hospital undergoing evaluation and testing to determine the cause of the chest pains.
More from ESPN.com’s report on Tuesday:
When asked if it was serious, Yastrzemski spokesman Dick Gordon said: “Any time you are in the hospital, it’s got to be pretty serious.”
According to the Globe’s Gordon Edes:
Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski will have to undergo heart bypass surgery because of a blockage in one of his main arteries, a source with knowledge of the situation indicated.