Nady could be released from hospital soon
Nady informed the team's medical staff Monday of recurring stomach pain. By Tuesday night, the pain had become sharp enough that he went to a hospital, where he remained as of Thursday afternoon.
"He's making progress, getting better," Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield said after Thursday's workout. "The fever's down. A lot of the symptoms are subsiding."
On May 30, while with the New York Mets, Nady was rushed to the hospital to have an emergency appendectomy and ended up missing three weeks of playing time. Littlefield mentioned the appendectomy but did not specify if the matters were related.
No timetable was given for Nady's return to the field.
Nady was acquired from the Mets at the trade deadline last July. He batted .300 in 55 games for the Pirates, with three home runs and 23 RBIs. He is projected to be the starting right fielder.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
SPRING TRAINING NEWS
Follow the day's news from spring training in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues as we begin the countdown toward Opening Day on Sunday (Mets at world champion Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
• Colon, Weaver, Figgins on DL
• Pirates send Sanchez to the DL
• Rogers has clot removed, will miss first half
• Sabathia throws, says he's ready for opener
• Pavano to start Opening Day for Yankeees
• A's put Dan Johnson on DL with hip injury
• Walker signs minor league deal with A's
• Grapefruit: Towers wins spot in Jays' rotation
• Cactus: Big Unit to start season on DL