Red Sox coach, Mount Pleasant resident Greg Colbrunn suffers hemorrhage

  • Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:46 p.m., Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:47 p.m.
Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, a longtime Mount Pleasant resident, suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage prior to Wednesday's game against the Indians in Cleveland, the team said Thursday night in a news release. Colbrunn, 44, is expected to make a good recovery, Red Sox medical direcdtor Dr. Larry Ronan said.

Colbrunn and his wife Erika have three daughters.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the space between the brain and the surrounding membrane.

Colbrunn was dizzy prior to the start of Wednesday's game and was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic.

A former Charleston RiverDogs manager and coach, Colbrunn played in the majors for 13 seasons.

He was a critical addition to the Red Sox coaching staff in 2013. Boston went from a collective .260 average in 2012 to .277 and won the World Series.

Eight Red Sox regulars raised their batting averages.

"It was a combination of a bunch of things," Colbrunn told the Post and Courier after the Red Sox defeated St. Louis in the World Series. "Going out and getting the free agents helped immensely. Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Jonny Gomes, those are guys that fit the Red Sox, guys who see different pitches and who have high walk rates.

"It wasn't something that guys hadn't done before, and the one thing we talked about in spring training was 'Be who you are; don't try and be somebody you're not.'"

Colbrunn won a World Series ring as a player with the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks.


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