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Rod Carew’s heart, kidney transplants were successful

Carew Heart Transplant Baseball

FILE - In this July 15, 2014, file photo, former Minnesota Twins player and Hall of Famer Rod Carew prepares to throw the first pitch before the MLB All-Star baseball game in Minneapolis. Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after suffering a massive heart attack two months ago. Carew tells Sports Illustrated that he suffered the heart attack while golfing alone at a course in Corona, California, on Sept. 20. The 70-year-old tells the magazine he was dead “and they brought me back to life.” (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)


Some good news from Los Angeles. The Minnesota Twins just announced that Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who underwent heart transplant surgery last night and into today has come out of surgery in good shape and is expected to make a full recovery.

Carew underwent a kidney transplant in addition to the heart transplant, it seems, and that too was successful.

Great news about one of the greatest of all time.

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