Coach will stay until tests next week

Updated: September 12, 2003, 8:03 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Minnesota Twins third-base coach Al Newman was expected to remain hospitalized in Chicago for another week after a brain hemorrhage.

Twins spokesman Mike Herman said that Newman had a small case of pneumonia but that additional neurological tests were negative. He said more testing, including an MRI and an angiogram, will be performed next week.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Newman has shown some improvement.

"He was able to recognize a few things," Gardenhire said. "He should be in the hospital about five more days. It sounds neurologically everything is fine. Now, it's trying to find out what happened."

Newman was taken to Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center when he had a severe headache before Wednesday night's game against the White Sox. Doctors initially feared the 43-year-old had an aneurysm, but tests ruled that out.

Newman played for Minnesota from 1987 to 1991 and has coached in the Twins' organization since 1995.


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