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Austin Kearns hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

Apr 14, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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Marlins outfielder Austin Kearns was originally in the Marlins’ lineup for this afternoon’s series finale against the Phillies, but was sent to the hospital by team trainers after complaining about an elevated heart rate, according to’s Joe Frisaro. Kearns will remain in the hospital overnight for evaluation.

It has not been a good start to the season for the Marlins, as Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Ruggiano have also missed time recently. With a 2-1 loss to the Phillies today, the Marlins dropped to 2-10, nine games behind the first-place Braves.

  1. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Litttttttttle behind on this one guys

  2. tpig42 - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Hope he gets better.

  3. rbj1 - Apr 14, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Get wll.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Apr 14, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Austin Kearns still plays?!

    In the majors?!



  5. Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Hope the guy is okay. This is serious stuff.

  6. humanexcrement - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    When I hear these stories I wonder how often we average Joes get irregular heartbeats and never know it.

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