Heart Surgery for Harris
Minor League instructor and former Dodgers player Lenny Harris is in stable condition at a local hospital after undergoing emergency quadruple heart bypass surgery Saturday, a baseball source confirmed.
Harris was stricken with chest and arm pain Friday, but did not suffer a heart attack as there was no heart damage. In a Saturday operation, doctors found blockages in four arteries, with one 95 percent blocked.
Harris, 45, is in his second season as the senior hitting coach at the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch-Glendale complex, working mostly with Minor League players. Harris returned to the Dodgers after serving the 2008 season as the Major League hitting instructor of the Washington Nationals. — Ken Gurnick