Report: Orioles' Guthrie out of hospital

BY foxsports • April 6, 2011

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was released from the hospital Wednesday following a two-night stay after being diagnosed with pneumonia, The Baltimore Sun reported.

"I'm free!," Guthrie wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday. "On my way out of hospital & on the road to recovery. Special thanx to the nurses, doctors & my sweet wife. Thanks for your prayers."

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 on Monday. "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 said Tuesday.

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