Gonzalez taken to hospital, treated for gastritis

CINCINNATI – Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez was taken to an area hospital early Friday morning and treated for gastritis. He hoped to return to the lineup Saturday or Sunday.

“It’s better now, but I can’t go tonight,” he said in the clubhouse before Friday’s series opener against Cincinnati. “Got to wait.”

Gonzalez was out of the lineup Thursday at Washington with what manager Bobby Cox described as a  101-degree fever and flu-like symptoms.

Gonzalez said Friday that a pinching sensation he felt in his sides Thursday moved to his stomach and became a burning discomfort that woke him at about 4 a.m. Friday. He called the Braves’ trainer, Jeff Porter, who drove him to a local hospital.

Gonzalez said he’s been treated for gastritis before, but the symptoms were more severe this time, including fever and fatigue on Thursday.

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Gonzalez was treated with antibiotics and instructed to eat lightly for the time being and avoid hot or spicy food.

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July 30th, 2010
7:46 pm

sid's bream

July 30th, 2010
7:55 pm

maybe infante can get more at bats now. could be a good thing.


July 30th, 2010
8:31 pm


July 30th, 2010
8:40 pm

Just hope he can get back to 100% soon! (Like Escobar is for Toronto…)


July 30th, 2010
8:45 pm

All he needs is a little beano


July 30th, 2010
9:01 pm

Bobby hates Omar Ifante, why else would he not let him bat…


July 30th, 2010
9:13 pm

I say put Infante on first base and Glaus on the bench as Glaus can’t even run.


July 30th, 2010
9:24 pm

I say we still need a legit CF or power hitting RF and move Heyward to CF.

tex is lame

July 30th, 2010
9:24 pm

not the worst thing in the world.

Braves Fan Since "80

July 30th, 2010
9:46 pm

Full of crap since comin to Atlanta

We Run This Division!

July 30th, 2010
10:11 pm

Watching the Braves lose ground to the Phillies over the past week has given me gastritis as well.


July 30th, 2010
11:10 pm

Just got through watching the Braves beat the Reds, great game. Prado got hurt but don’t know how bad. Heyward did good, knocked is winning runs.


July 30th, 2010
11:11 pm

well everyuone who wanted jesse chavez gone i guess wanted wags to pitch 3 inngs tonight then they coulda whined about bobby killing the pen ohh i dont know why i even read the bs comments of these know nothing bloggers by the way see the trade of oswalt really worked out tonight nats pounded him as has everyone else they must not have liked aj happ a whole lot huh as hes years younger and probably better at this point too

Bob Horner had a big fro

July 30th, 2010
11:17 pm

AGoz will be fine. The dude has a great glove and is going to be fine batting. I would like to see Infante in the lineup. How are we not playing him more? Hopefully Prado is ok and won’t be why we see Omar more though.


July 30th, 2010
11:27 pm

Just got thru watching the game tonight. One of the best of the season-especially with the Phillies and Mets both losing. I hope Prado isn’t seriously hurt. This bunch has heart and doesn’t give up. Except for Glaus, everyone had a hand in the win. Jason’s at bat in the 10th was awesome. I hope Wagner settles down now, cause I sure could do with a little less excitement when he’s closing out a game.
Glaus has become a big hole in the line up. If he doesn’t pick it up soon, Bobby will have to bench him.


July 30th, 2010
11:33 pm

Another good reliever needed.

blair cook

July 30th, 2010
11:50 pm

The next two weeks the Braves will be hotter than a dancing BOBCAT. Watch em PEAK when they need to. Lets support our NEVER SAY DIE Atlanta Braves.


July 31st, 2010
12:27 am

Great game tonight. Conrad kills the Reds. If it wasnt for the RF making that catch, Brookie would of had another. Bullpen was excellent, Saito, Moylan, Venters, yes Venters and Wags. Not goin to front, Wags had me on my feet, with images of what happened in Florida. I hope Prado is ok, Omar is going to get his Ab;s, Blanco is back, and the braves I think will make a move. They traded Mitch Jones for cash….ummm

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