Rod Carew Recovering from Heart Transplant

The Panamanian baseball legend Rod Carew, received a heart and kidney transplant from a 29-year-old donor December 13th. At the one month mark since his heart and kidney transplant Carew is showing no indication of organ rejection.

The legendary player and coach, played for the Minnesota Twins and had his last appearance was with the California Angels in 1985. He also coached for the California / Anaheim Angles from 1992 until 1999 and then the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000 until 2001. Carew was seven-time American League batting champion and was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballots.

Now retired at 71 years old, Carew has had a successful recovery since his heart and kidney transplant. Carew told the American Heart Association News that he is doing very well since the 13-hour operation on Dec. 16. Carew urged people to get a heart exam, after suffering a major heart attack in September 2015.