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Pedro Guerrero, Former Dodgers All-Star, in Coma After Stroke

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Former Dodgers player Pedro Guerrero smiles during the Dodgers Old-Timers Game at Dodger Stadium on July 2, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 05:43 AM

Pedro Guerrero, a powerhouse hitter and three-time Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star who played in the 1980s, has been hospitalized in a coma following a stroke.

Guerrero suffered the stroke Monday and can move his arms and legs, but remains on a ventilator, USA Today reported. The former slugger needed an emergency brain procedure Monday night because of an intraventricular hemorrhage and was placed in critical condition at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Doctor Rafael Ortiz reported that Guerrero is improving. “He’s now following commands and is understanding what we are saying,” Ortiz said, USA Today reported. “While he’s in critical condition, he’s doing much better than last night.”

This is Guerrero’s third stroke, but he recovered well from the first two and was in fair health before Monday, Ortiz said, USA Today reported. “It could go either way,” Ortiz said of the current stroke. “He is still recovering and could go on to live a meaningful life, but it’s too early to tell.”

Guerrero had been on the way to the gym with his wife Roxanna Jimenez at about 6 p.m. Monday when he started feeling ill, ESPN reported. He initially was taken to Jamaica Center Hospital, but was transferred to Lenox Hill because he had been operated on there after a previous stroke two years ago.

Guererro was a co-MVP of the 1981 World Series and had a .300 career batting average with 215 home runs and 898 RBIs, ESPN reported.

Many prayers for Guerrero’s recovery were sent into the Twitterverse.

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