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[IP] Baseball pitcher "episode"

Johnson cleared to return to field following scare

Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Baltimore right-hander Jason Johnson was rushed
off a practice field Wednesday after a diabetic episode.


Johnson, who wears an insulin pump to maintain his sugar level, was
treated outside the clubhouse on the back of a cart by the Orioles
medical staff and paramedics from the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue unit.
About 10 minutes later, Johnson walked to the trainers' room with
minimal assistance. His sugar level returned to normal and the Orioles
cleared him to return to the field Thursday.
Last year, Johnson went 5-14 with a 4.59 ERA in 22 games.
Orioles pitching prospect Steve Bechler died Monday of heatstroke, a day
after he fell during running drills and was taken to a hospital.
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