Leyland tested for chest painsPittsburgh Pirates manager...


July 15, 1991

Leyland tested for chest pains

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Jim Leyland was taken to a Columbus, Ohio, hospital last night after complaining of chest pains while flying from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh, an airline spokesman said.

"Mr. Leyland was . . . complaining of some discomfort in his chest. He's undergoing tests to identify the source of the discomfort," spokesman Mark Hopkins of Mount Carmel East Hospital said.

Leyland, 47, had not been admitted to the hospital and was conscious and alert, Hopkins said.

* BLUE JAYS-WHITE SOX: Toronto acquired Cory Snyder from Chicago for minor-league outfielder Shawn Jeter and a player to be named.

Snyder, 28, was hitting .188 with three homers and 11 RBI in 50 games as an outfielder and first baseman. Chicago had acquired Snyder and infielder Lindsay Foster from the Cleveland Indians for pitchers Eric King and Shawn Hillegas during the off-season.

Snyder hit 33 homers in 1987, his second major-league season, but he has struggled since.

Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said Snyder is not injury insurance.

"He's going to play," Gaston said. "If you say where, I'd say the outfield, first base and third base. If you say when, that's a different story."

* UMPIRE: John McSherry, who fainted Saturday at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium at the start of the third inning, was released from Piedmont Hospital yesterday after being treated for dehydration.

McSherry, 46, flew back to his Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., home. He was replaced by Larry Vanover.

* METS: Outfielder Vince Coleman, who has been sidelined since June 15, said his injured left hamstring is torn and added, "There's no telling when I might be back."

* PHILLIES: Outfielder Lenny Dykstra, who was injured in an automobile crash May 5, received medical clearance Saturday night to return to the lineup today.

Reliever Roger McDowell, suffering from a strained rib cage, should be able to pitch tomorrow.

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