Collins was brought to the hospital prior to Sunday’s game in Milwaukee
Mets manager Terry Collins will remain hospitalized in Milwaukee overnight as the team travels back to New York, bench coach Dick Scott told reporters.
Collins will undergo further testing at the hospital. Mets trainer Ray Ramirez is with Collins at the hospital, and will remain in Milwaukee with him despite the team’s departure back to New York.
Collins, 67, was taken to Froedtert Hospital shortly before the game began on Sunday after he felt ill, Mets assistant GM John Ricco said.
Ricco noted that Collins was alert and that he was going to the hospital for tests. He also said that Collins was feeling better before leaving for the hospital. His exact words were the following:
“He actually felt fine right before the game, so we were all encouraged.”
That’s good to hear at least. Thanks for the reassurance, Ricco.
Prior to being taken to the hospital, Collins was examined by Mets trainers and the Brewers’ team doctor.
Scott managed the game in Collins’ absence as the Mets lost their second consecutive game. It is reported that Collins did watch the game from the hospital.
Collins is in the first year of a two-year deal he agreed to after last season. He has hinted that he’ll likely retire once that contract is up.
He took over as manager of the Mets in 2011 and has gone 415-429 as the helm.
The Mets just completed a 10-game road trip and are now on their way back to New York without their manager and trainer. The Mets homestand starts on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. As of right now, it is unsure of whether Collins will be back in time to manage.
Get well soon, Terry!