Tommy Lasorda’s Heart Attack, Clayton Kershaw’s Plantar Fasciitis, Javy Guerra’s Surgery

Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack yesterday, but he’s in stable condition now and was well enough to joke about it.

Dodgers Hall of Fame former manager Tom Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack in New York on Monday and had a stent inserted for one blocked artery, the team confirmed Tuesday.

“The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue,” Lasorda joked. “I’m looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers.”

Lasorda was in New York representing the Dodgers at the First-Year Player Draft when he took ill Monday night and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The 84-year-old is resting comfortably and in stable condition and could be released as early as Wednesday.

I froze a bit yesterday when I saw the news break, but thankfully everything seems okay.

Made me think about how awkward/weird it would be to not have him around the team. Same with Vin Scully.


Clayton Kershaw has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for about a week now.

Dodgers Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for the past week, manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday.

Kershaw took a painful step going to first base Monday night, and Mattingly said it’s “a little plantar fasciitis. He took a funny step and just felt it.”

Mattingly said Kershaw has been receiving treatment for the condition for “at least a week.”

“He says he doesn’t feel it at all [while pitching, only when running]. They’re trying different tape and things at night to help it go away,” Mattingly said.

The hits just keep on coming, huh?

I was worried the other day when he looked a bit gimpy, but he came out for the following inning, so I assumed everything was okay.

Guess not.


Javy Guerra is out for four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee.

Dodgers reliever Javy Guerra underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Tuesday to repair a small tear of the lateral meniscus and will be sidelined four to six weeks. Dodgers team physician Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery.

Guerra was placed on the disabled list Monday with an injury believed to be sustained when he was struck by a Brian McCann line drive in the jaw on April 25.

“Sue said the doc was happy with it,” manager Don Mattingly said, referring to trainer Sue Falsone. “There wasn’t any other damage. He’ll be back playing catch quick. A few days and he’ll be throwing again.”

So just to be clear, he took this blow to the face on a line drive and didn’t even go down to the ground, but as a result of trying to avoid getting hit by said line drive, he’s out four to six weeks.


Regardless of his struggles with blown saves and what not, Guerra was actually having a better year in 2012 than in 2011, so it’s a loss regardless of how you cut it.

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