Sox reliever Troncoso hospitalized

Sox reliever Troncoso hospitalized

August 17, 2013, 4:45 pm
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MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox pitcher Ramon Troncoso could be released Saturday after he was hospitalized overnight.

The right-hander reliever has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the club after he was diagnosed with pericarditis.

Troncoso, who is 1-4 with a 5.25 ERA in 25 appearances this season, has been diagnosed with the same problem before, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. Per webmd.com, pericarditis is swelling and irritation of the pericardium, which is the lining that surrounds the heart. Troncoso, 30, missed Friday’s game but doctors diagnosed his condition quickly.

“(Friday) he had come in and said he felt some pain his chest,” Ventura said. “There was no other thing to do but to send him there and they’re keeping him there for a little while. He might get out (Saturday). But it’s serious stuff where you just don’t take a chance and let medical people take care of it. … They recognized it right away and they started treating him yesterday.”