Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has undergone successful heart and kidney transplant surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
The Minnesota Twins said Friday that the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles lasted 13 hours and that Carew, 71, is resting in recovery.
‘We are overwhelmed with emotions right now – joy, relief, excitement and especially gratitude for all the doctors and nurses who have been with us at every step in this journey, and to the donor who made this possible,’ Carew’s wife, Rhonda, told American Heart Association News. ‘Rod knows he’s been given another chance at life and we look forward to making the most of it.’
Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew shows off his number 29 in Panama City in 2001 – he underwent successful heart and kidney transplant surgery on Friday
Former Minnesota Twins infielder…