Harris has quadruple bypass surgery

Updated: March 21, 2010, 4:35 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers minor league hitting coach Lenny Harris underwent an emergency quadruple bypass operation after being rushed to a Phoenix-area hospital on Friday with chest pains.

Harris didn't suffer a heart attack, but he was found to have life-threatening blockages in four arteries.

Harris was said to be resting comfortably on Sunday. Both Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti and team spokesperson Joe Jareck said the club could not disclose medical information about Harris.

Harris, 45, is baseball's all-time leader in pinch hits with 220. As a big-league player, he spent five of his 18 seasons with the Dodgers. He presently serves as the senior hitting coach for Camelback Ranch, where the Dodgers' spring training, Arizona Rookie League and fall Instructional League operations are based.

The typical recovery period for such a procedure is about two months.

Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Tony Jackson

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