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Philadelphia Phillie Jamie Moyer hospitalized with blood infection

Surgery kept him off the Phillies’ postseason roster. From AP-

Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Jamie Moyer was hospitalized this week with a blood infection, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday.

Moyer, who underwent surgery Oct. 2 to repair three torn muscles in his groin and lower abdomen and was to miss the rest of the season and postseason, was “doing fine” and has been in Thomas Jefferson University hospital in Philadelphia since Wednesday, Amaro said.

Moyer has “some type of blood infection and will likely stay one more night, getting the fever down and taking antibiotics,” Amaro said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Not sure how he got it.”

Moyer’s wife, Karen, confirmed in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Saturday that her 46-year-old husband was doing OK.

That’s good news and I wish Moyer a speedy recovery.

I myself just spent four days last September in the hospital due to an infection. It wouldn’t surprise me if Moyer gets antibiotics at home. For 10 days I had a portable I.V. machine attached to me.

Today’s Philadelphia Phillie-Colorado Rockie game has been postponed.Coors

Game 3 of the Phillies-Rockies playoff on Saturday night has been postponed because of cold, snowy weather.

Major League Baseball rescheduled the game for Sunday night at 10:07 p.m. ET, and Game 4 was pushed back to Monday, at a time to be determined. Game 5, if necessary, will be played as scheduled on Tuesday in Philadelphia, without a day off for travel.

Has a MLB postseason game ever postponed before due to snow?

Will the extra day in Denver disrupt cause problems with Philadelphia’s hotel accommodations? The Tampa Bay Rays had to find a new hotel during when last year’s World Series was extended due to weather.

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