Red Sox hitting coach suffers hemorrhage in brain

Red Sox hitting coach suffers hemorrhage in brain
June 5, 2014, 6:15 pm
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The Red Sox announced Thursday night that hitting instructor Greg Colbrunn was stricken with a subarachnoid hemorrhage -- bleeding in the area between the brain and the tissues that cover the brain -- prior to Wednesday night's game against the Indians in Cleveland, and will remain hospitalized in Cleveland for "the next few days."

In the statement, the Red Sox said Colbrunn experienced dizziness prior to the game. The team also stated: "Red Sox medical director, Dr. Larry Ronan and physicians from the Cleveland Clinic expect Greg to make a good recovery. However, for the next few days, Greg will remain in Cleveland for further evaluation."

Colbrunn, 44, has been the team's hitting instructor since the beginning of the 2013 season. He was a first baseman in the major leagues for the Expos (1992-93), Marlins (1994-96), Twins (1997), Braves (1997-98), Rockies (1998), Diamondbacks (1999-2002, ’04) and Mariners (2003), and spent six seasons as a minor-league manager and instructor in the Yankees system prior to joining the Red Sox.