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An update on Rod Carew after his transplants

Good news: Rod Carew is doing well. “Doing great,” Carew said last week from his southern California home. That’s after undergoing heart and kidney transplants four months ago. I kiddingly asked the Hall of Fame former Twin, now 71, whether he feels well enough to hit .300. After all, Carew’s a seven-time American League batting champion with a lifetime average of .328. He flirted with .400 in 1977 before finishing at .388. “I don’t know…

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Hall of Famer Rod Carew is ‘doing great’ with new heart

LOS ANGELES – In baseball terms, Hall of Famer Rod Carew has rounded third and is heading for home in his recovery from a heart and kidney transplant. Carew said his doctors are thrilled with his progress. He recently passed the 1-month milestone without any signs of rejection and is regaining the strength sapped by the grueling operation. He’s spent the last week in a rehabilitation center and expects to be released as soon as…

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