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Sleeplessness, dehydration sent Papi to hospital

Updated: August 25, 2006, 9:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said stress and nearly a week of sleeplessness caused dehydration and eventually the irregular heartbeat that landed him in a Boston hospital last weekend.

David Ortiz

Designated Httr Boston Red SoxProfile

2006 SEASON STATISTICS

GM HR RBI R OBP AVG

126 46 120 97 .401 .287

The major-league leader in home runs said he was "stressed out about everything" -- including the New ...

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