Tests show Newman didn't have aneurysm

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Minnesota Twins third base coach Al Newman suffered a hemorrhage in his brain, but did not have an aneurysm as initially feared, tests showed Thursday.

Newman remained hospitalized in serious condition after being stricken Wednesday night.

Newman had an MRI exam Thursday and will remain in Chicago for one week as doctors monitor him, Twins spokesman Mike Herman said. There were plans to conduct more tests next Wednesday or Thursday, including a CAT scan and an angiogram, he said.

Twins head trainer Jim Kahmann originally said Newman had an aneurysm.


General manager Terry Ryan was at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center with Newman's wife, who arrived in Chicago on Thursday. Gardenhire said Ryan plans to stay in Chicago while the team goes to Cleveland for a weekend series.

"You worry about base hits and winning games, and that's all good and fine and fun. But this is life," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "This is one of our friends, one of our teammates. This is life. You have to put the game in perspective when you see things like this. This brings us back to reality.

"Baseball is just a game, that's what it is."

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