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Former Dodgers star Pedro Guerrero hospitalized in Dominican Republic with bleeding on brain

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero has been hospitalized in the Dominican Republic with bleeding on the brain, but a friend says the 1981 World Series co-MVP appears to be in good spirits and is speaking with people in the hospital.

Andres Vanerhorst, who visited Guerrero in the hospital, spoke with The Associated Press on Monday.

PHOTO: FILE- In this Oct. 28, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers batter Pedro Guerrero follows through after connecting on a New York Yankees pitch in a World Series game in New York.  Former Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Guerrero has been hospitalized in the Dominican Republic and according to Andres Vanerhorst, who visited Guerrero in the hospital, the 1981 World Series co-MVP appears to be in good spirits and is speaking with people in the hospital, he said Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/File)
FILE- In this Oct. 28, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers batter Pedro Guerrero follows through after connecting on a New York Yankees pitch in a World Series game in New York. Former Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Guerrero has been hospitalized in the Dominican Republic and according to Andres Vanerhorst, who visited Guerrero in the hospital, the 1981 World Series co-MVP appears to be in good spirits and is speaking with people in the hospital, he said Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/File)

The 58-year-old Guerrero was in the intensive care unit and is being treated by a neurosurgeon while undergoing further testing. He was hospitalized a day earlier, and tests detected the cranial bleeding.

"We send all our best thoughts to Guerrero and his family," a statement on the Dodgers Insider blog read.

Guerrero spent 15 years in the major leagues with the Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. He was MVP along with Ron Cey and Steve Yeager in Los Angeles' World Series victory over the New York Yankees in 1981.

A five-time All-Star, Guerrero had a .300 career batting average with 215 home runs and 898 RBIs.

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