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Salas suffers seizure at park

Posted Sep 8, 2008 by Marc Lancaster

Updated Sep 8, 2008 at 06:25 PM

BOSTON—Rays reliever Juan Salas suffered a seizure this afternoon at Fenway Park and was taken to a local hospital.

Salas, who suffers from epilepsy, has had similar episodes before. The Rays expect him to be fine, but he will not be at the ballpark tonight.

His status for tomorrow’s game is uncertain.

Updating: Manager Joe Maddon said he believed Salas was stricken as he entered Fenway Park.

“He’s fine,” said Maddon. “He’s had it before and it just takes normally hours to get him back [to normal], so he should be fine by tomorrow.”

Reader Comments

Por (Matthew) on September 08, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Hopefully all is well.  Its never good to see a player go down.

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Por (K Mokwa) on September 08, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Keep trying to find the right combination of meds and continue chasing your dreams. Speaking from experience, you can lead a normal and rewarding life!

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Por (Joseph Kowal) on September 09, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I wish MR. Dumas well and hopefully he will be back in uniform for tonight’s game.  It is never nice for an opposing player or one of your own to have a medical problem.  Despite what is at stake and the rivalry between Tampa Bay and Boston, if a Boston player suffered a seizure, I am sure at least some Tampa Bay fans would have sympathy somewhat for that player.  Sometimes what happens in life is more important than what goes on during a baseball game.  I understand what Mr. Dumas is going through as I have epilepsy but fortunately my seizures are under control.  I hope I am not hated when I mention I am a Red Sox fan.  Thank you for allowing me to express my opinion.  Joe

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