Wednesday, July 31, 2013

McCatty to rejoin club Monday

DETROIT — Pitching coach Steve McCatty has been cleared to be released from the hospital and plans to rejoin the Nationals on Monday for the start of their next homestand.

McCatty, 59, has been in a D.C. hospital since Sunday, when he experienced high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat. He was hoping to be released and travel to Detroit, his hometown, for this week's series with the Tigers but wasn't cleared by doctors yet.

McCatty still hasn't been cleared to travel, so he'll miss this weekend's series in Milwaukee, reassuming his position on Monday when the Nationals return home to face the first-place Braves.

Davey Johnson has been handling pitching coach duties in McCatty's absence since Sunday, but the Nationals manager said the organization plans to bring in a temporary replacement for the weekend series in Milwaukee. The two likely options: Class AAA pitching coach Greg Booker and minor-league pitching coordinator Spin Williams.

8 comments:

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

He's 59? Gracious, that's an unflattering picture.

Get well, coach.

Ivan Tuski said...

Well let's score some freakin' runs so we take some of the stress out of this man's job. It's not easy knowing that if your staff gives up more than one run they may take the loss

SCNatsFan said...

Get well McC

Manassas Nats' Fan said...

McCatty would feel a lot better if we took pressure off the pitchers.

Doc said...

Get well Cat!

We need your grumpy self back in the dugout!

Sec. 3, My Sofa said...

He does look like Grumpy Cat, doesn't he?

Theophilus T. S. said...

Williams would be my choice.

natsfan1a said...

Feel better, coach.

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