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Diamondbacks hitting coach Don Baylor faints

Sep 30, 2011, 2:10 PM EST

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Former big-league manager and current Arizona hitting coach Don Baylor was taken to a Milwaukee hospital as a precaution after fainting Friday and is expected to remain there overnight.

An initial EKG reportedly showed no abnormalities, and a CT scan was scheduled.  Still, there’s some optimism that Baylor will be in the dugout for Saturday’s Game 1 against the Brewers.

According to GM Kevin Towers, Baylor had just gotten up from eating breakfast and felt lightheaded before losing consciousness.

Baylor, 61, is in his first year as the Diamondbacks’ hitting coach after being let go by the Rockies following the 2010 season.  He managed the Rockies from 1993-98 and the Cubs from 2000-02, compiling a 627-689 record in nine years. Baylor also played 19 seasons in the majors and was the AL MVP in 1979.

  1. kevbarnett - Sep 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Very common for blood sugar levels to drop immediately after eating. After in taking a high sugar(carbs) meal your body produces natural insulin to level out your blood sugar. This sudden crash usually happens about 15 – 20 minutes after eating a high carb/glucose meal. Baylor most likely got lighted headed when he stood up, the change in blood sugar and probably partnered with low blood pressure caused him to faint.

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