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Strawberry To Remain Hospitalized

October 12, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Darryl Strawberry, once projected to released from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center as early as Sunday, is expected to remain hospitalized for at least two more days.

``He probably will be discharged in the next couple of days,″ said Jaime Gill, the administrator on duty Sunday at Columbia-Presbyterian. She said the cancer-stricken New York Yankees slugger remained in stable condition.

A 16-inch portion of 36-year-old outfielder’s large intestine was removed during a three-hour operation Oct. 3 to get rid of a 2 1/2-inch cancerous tumor that nearly obstructed his intestine.

Dr. Stuart Hershon, the Yankees’ team physician, told The New York Times that Strawberry was ``still weak″ and ``needs to get his strength.″

``He’ll go home when he’s ready,″ Hershon said.

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