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McCatty still in D.C. hospital

Jul 30, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

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DETROIT — Steve McCatty remains in a D.C. hospital two days after he was admitted with high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, but the Nationals hope their pitching coach will be released on Wednesday and rejoin the club sometime soon after that.

“Cat’s doing alright,” manager Davey Johnson said before tonight’s game against the Tigers. “They’re just keeping him the hospital tonight, and then they’ll probably let him out tomorrow. Just being really careful with him, and I’m glad they’re doing that.”

McCatty, 59, was taken to the hospital Sunday morning after he experienced atrial fibrillation at Nationals Park before the club’s series finale against the Mets. He has been receiving medication for the condition since and was hopeful of joining the Nationals on their Monday afternoon charter flight to Detroit.

Doctors, though, want McCatty to remain in the hospital until the medication takes full effect and allows him to travel without concern. It’s unclear when that will be the case, but it’s unlikely he’ll return to the dugout in time for Wednesday afternoon’s finale of this brief, two-game series in Detroit, his hometown.
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  1. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jul 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Get well soon, coach.

  2. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jul 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    GWS Cat!

  3. mick - Jul 31, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Cat, get back soon big fellow!

  4. SonnyG10 - Jul 31, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    Take care Cat. Get well.

  5. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    Soon. I think they missed yo tonight.

  6. natsfan1a - Jul 31, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Feel better, coach.

  7. Section 109 DC - Jul 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    I miss seeing you on the TV, coach! Take care of yourself!

  8. natsfan1a - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Update from Mark's Tweeter feed thingy on this here site. Sounds like a good plan to me. Feel better, coach:Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSNGood news to report: Steve McCatty will be released from hospital today. Davey says he'll stay in DC, rejoin team Monday.

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