Brewers GM Hospitalized After Scorpion Sting
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(CBS) It’s been a tough week for baseball general managers.
Days after Yankees GM Brian Cashman broke his leg skydiving, Brewers’ boss Doug Melvin was hospitalized from a scorpion sting.
Melvin is expected to be OK after a three-hour stay in the hospital.
“I spent three hours in an emergency room in Scottsdale,” Melvin said Thursday morning at the Brewers’ Maryvale training complex. “My arm is still totally numb.
“It stung me right through the Kleenex. My arm started swelling and then the numbness started going up my arm, like when you hit your funny bone. I was wondering if it might go all the way up my arm and go to my heart. I got nervous when it got up to my shoulder, so I went to the emergency room.
“They gave me (pain medication) and just watched me for a couple of hours. They said your vision can go blurry from that. It was more an education on it but my arm is still numb. First off, they tell you it’s not fatal. But you can have an allergic reaction to it and need an anti-venom injection.”