Ex-Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero moved out of ICU after stroke

Wednesday April 5th, 2017

Former Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero was moved out of the intensive care unit Tuesday after being hospitalized Monday following a stroke, according to the Orange County Register

Guerrero’s condition was initially considered life-threatening but he is now able to respond to commands by shaking his head and squeezing his hand, the Register’s J.P. Hoornstra reports. 

Guerrero played 15 seasons in the majors—10 1/2 with the Dodgers and 4 1/2 with the Cardinals. He was a five-time All-Star and was named MVP of the 1981 World Series after hitting two home runs. 

Guerrero was known as a hard drinker during his career and has said that the habit contributed to the end of his career. 

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