• Vasquez recovering from emergency brain surgery

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 20, 2012
    Anthony Vasquez There's no doubt Anthony Vasquez is feeling especially thankful today as he recovers from the emergency brain surgery that most likely saved his life. Anthony Vasquez beat some long odds once already by reaching the Major Leagues for a brief stint as a starter with the Mariners in 2011, but the youngster from Texas won a far bigger battle over the weekend when he came out of emergency brain surgery in Phoenix with his life still intact. Vasquez didn't pitch for the Mariners in 2012 after posting a disappointing 2011 season. Doctors discovered Vasquez, 26, had a ruptured blood vessel in his brain and performed 5 1/2 hours of surgery Friday after the former 18th-round Draft pick felt some problems with his vision while working out at the Mariners' training complex in Peoria, Ariz., where he was recovering from a shoulder injury. After tests showed a lesion in his brain, things began moving quickly and when doctors performed surgery Friday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, they found a ruptured arteriovenous malformation , which is a life-threatening tangle of blood vessels in the brain. When the neurosurgeon came out he said, 'Your son should be dead, but he's not.'" By Monday afternoon, Rudy was driving Anthony from Phoenix to their home in San Antonio, Texas, still amazed by the positive outcome of what had been such a swift and potentially tragic situation.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Mariners pitcher Anthony Vasquez recuperating after life-saving brain surgery

      There's no doubt Anthony Vasquez is feeling especially thankful today as he recovers from the emergency brain surgery that most likely saved his life. The 26-year-old lefty in the Seattle Mariners organization was experiencing headaches, vision problems…
      Source: yahoo.com

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