Statement from the Yastrzemski family

Rob Bradford
August 19, 2008 - 2:21 pm
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BOSTON -- Carl Yastrzemski arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday after experiencing chest discomfort.  After numerous tests and evaluations, it was determined that he needed triple bypass surgery which was performed this afternoon.  The surgery was a complete success and he is resting comfortably.  We are most grateful for all of the prayers and support we have received.  

Yaz spokesman Dick Gordon told the Boston Herald that the Hall of Famer was admitted to MGH last night after complaining of tightness in his chest. The operation took approximately two hours.