Guthrie hospitalized with pneumonia

BY foxsports • April 5, 2011

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie remained hospitalized Tuesday as he recouped from a form of pneumonia, The Baltimore Sun reported.

"Still feeling pretty crummy this am," Guthrie wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday morning. "Thanks for all the thoughts & prayers. My wife & hospital staff are taking really good care of me!"

Guthrie initially thought he had a fever and viral infection, but the Orioles' right-hander learned the full extent of his illness after checking himself into the hospital Monday.

"Initially thought I had BieberFever but turns out I have pneumonia," Guthrie tweeted. "Feeling better but got myself an overnight stay at hospital."

The 31-year-old pitcher was the starter in the Orioles' 4-1 Opening Day win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Guthrie pitched eight scoreless innings and gave up just three hits on the way to his first victory of the season.

He was slated to make his second appearance on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Guthrie will likely be "out at least five to seven days."

"We will see whether he is available on [April] 10th or not. We'll see. Just another challenge for us," the Orioles' skipper added.

Showalter told reporters Monday ahead of Baltimore's game against the Tigers that Guthrie had been battling a fever Sunday but that it was thought to be under control.

"Talking to him [Sunday] night when we got [to Baltimore], he felt pretty good, but somewhere between that and [Monday], his fever spiked back up," Showalter said.

The Orioles (4-0) will go with young right-hander Brad Bergesen on the mound Wednesday in the second game of a three-game series against Detroit.
 



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