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Carl Yastrzemski Hospitalized with Chest Pains

Yaz undergoes successful heart surgery

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.”

UPDATE (5 p.m. Tuesday)

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.

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3 comments for “Carl Yastrzemski Hospitalized with Chest Pains”

  1. Hopefully it is not too severe. He is a legend…

    Posted by Boston Knucklehead | August 20, 2008, 6:00 am
  2. Well triple bypasses these days are not a death sentence. The medicine is so advanced…he should be OK.

    Get well Yaz!

    Posted by KC | August 20, 2008, 7:38 am
  3. […] battled some health problems in 2008 when he hospitalized with chest pains. He underwent successful triple-bypass heart surgery, and was released from the hospital a week […]

    Posted by Happy Birthday Yaz! Carl Yastrzemski Turns 70 | Sports of Boston | August 22, 2009, 12:34 pm

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