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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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Rod Carew eyes bright future after heart, kidney transplants

The call came on Dec. 14. It reminded Rod Carew of a call that he received in January 1991, when he learned that he had been elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Only this was better. Much better. “Bigger than the Hall of Fame,” Carew said. After spending nearly a month on the transplant list, he would be getting a new heart and new kidney at age 71. The procedure took…

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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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Scripps Health Helps Get Patients Back in the Game (LVAD)

Ranch & Coast Magazine: When baseball legend Rod Carew suffered a massive heart attack in late 2015, the last thing he wanted was to be benched for the rest of his life. Carew, an All-Star and Hall of Famer whose Major League Baseball career spanned nearly two decades, had a failing heart and was fighting hard just to survive, much less thrive. Then he met the winning team at Scripps Health. Carew, an Orange County…

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Baseball legend Rod Carew undergoing heart transplant

LOS ANGELES – Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew was being prepared Thursday morning to receive a new heart to replace the machine that’s kept him alive since he nearly died following a heart attack and cardiac arrest 15 months ago. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Rod and the medical team,” his wife Rhonda told American Heart Association News. “At the same time, our sympathy and appreciation goes to the donor’s family.” The…

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