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Updated: April 2nd, 2014 7:01pm
Frank Viola reportedly resting comfortably after open-heart surgery

Frank Viola reportedly resting comfortably after open-heart surgery

by The Associated Press
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The Mets say former pitcher Frank Viola is resting comfortably after heart surgery.

His children, Frank and Kaley, had said on Twitter that the 53-year-old Viola was scheduled for open-heart surgery Wednesday.

The pitcher retired as a player following the 1996 season. He was hired by the Mets in January as pitching coach of Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League, and a heart problem was detected during a spring training exam.

Viola was the 1988 AL Cy Young Award winner. He went 176-150 with a 3.73 ERA in 15 major league seasons with Minnesota (1982-89), the Mets (1989-91), Boston (1992-94), Cincinnati (1995) and Toronto (196).

His daughter Brittany was a diver on the U.S. team at the 2012 Olympics.

© The Associated Press
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