Hall of Famer hospitalized

Hall of Famer hospitalized

POSTED: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 8:58pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 8:58pm

Brooks Robinson has fever and infection

Brooks Robinson says he's on the road to recovery after the Hall of Fame third baseman was hospitalized with a fever and infection.

Robinson was scheduled for an outpatient procedure at Greater
Baltimore Medical Center on Thursday, but on Wednesday night he
became ill. In a statement, Robinson says doctors chose to admit
him early "to aggressively treat the infection."

He says he is "responding well to antibiotics."

The 73-year-old Robinson did not provide details of his illness
and has asked for privacy in the matter. He says he looks "forward
to a full recovery."

Robinson, who was treated for prostate cancer in 2009, says he
remains cancer-free. He played for the Baltimore Orioles from
1955-77 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983.


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