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Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti hospitalized with vertigo

Jul 18, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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The Giants team charter was en route from San Francisco to Miami last night when it had to be diverted to Las Vegas because pitching coach Dave Righetti was struck by a bout of vertigo. Andrew Baggarly reports:

Righetti is in good condition, was joined in Las Vegas by his wife and will stay there until he is cleared to fly, Giants spokesperson Matt Chisholm said.

The team does not expect Righetti to travel to Miami for the team’s three-game weekend series, which begins Friday night. It was unclear whether Righetti could join the Giants Monday in Philadelphia.

Crazy to realize that Righetti has been a pitching coach for 15 years. His entire big league career as a player was 16 years. The Giants are big on job security.

Anyway, here’s hoping Righetti feels better soon.

  1. jrski1966 - Jul 18, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I’m assuming Mark Gardner is filling in for him…get well soon Rags!! We need you!!

  2. 22yearsagotoday - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Pitching won the Giants two championships in the recent past, in part because Righetti is a great pitching coach.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM

      And the guy has something on his resume that no other person in the history of the world has: He pitched a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium on the Fourth of July.

  3. barrywhererufrom - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:41 AM

    Get well Rags!! My favorite Yankee as a kid!!

  4. hushbrother - Jul 19, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Rumor has it he’s been following a mysterious blonde woman around San Francisco as well.

    • bigdicktater - Jul 19, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      So Rags, by all accounts a stand-up guy, is seriously ill and you have to start something like this? STFU.

      • nelsonsaint - Jul 20, 2014 at 1:19 PM

        A poster named Bigdicktater missed a reference to a classic movie that many consider the best ever made.

        What a surprise.

  5. mangoman1966 - Jul 19, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Had this s few timed years ago. Its not life threatening but scary as hell.

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