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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nationals’ Dave Martinez Underwent Heart Procedure After Having Chest Pains

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez reportedly underwent a cardiac catheterization after experiencing chest pains during Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Braves.

Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reported the news, noting Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo deemed it a “little minor procedure” while revealing Martinez seemed “upbeat.” According to Zuckerman, Martinez will remain in the nation’s capital as the Nationals prepare for a three-game series in St. Louis that begins Monday.

Bench coach Chip Hale took over the managing duties when Martinez left Sunday’s contest in the sixth inning and will do so again during Monday’s game, per the team.

Best wishes for him and those who know him well.

 

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Monday, June 17, 2019

For love and the game: How his brave son, baseball family inspire Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo

But there is one photo Montoyo keeps hidden from view, a framed 4-by-6-inch image inside of his armoire. He takes the picture out when others aren’t around, he says, as a reminder to himself.

The photograph shows Alex, just before his fifth birthday, lying in a hospital bed in the intensive care unit, a stream of tubes and IVs protruding from his body and his head. He is sedated, mouth open, eyes closed, a peaceful expression on his face.

“I keep this picture here to remind me how lucky I am,” Montoyo says.

The photo also brings perspective: of what he has lost throughout his journey in baseball—namely, time with his family—but also of what he has gained in an extended family that stretches far beyond the field.


 

 

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