Jim Fregosi taken off life support

Updated: February 14, 2014, 2:45 AM ET
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Former major league manager Jim Fregosi has been removed from life support at a Miami hospital, a family spokesman told MLB.com.

Sources earlier told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark and ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin that the former player and scout had been taken off life support Thursday.

Fregosi suffered a stroke while on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise and was hospitalized. He was in a medically induced coma, a source told Rubin.

A spokeswoman for MSC Cruises said Fregosi became ill Tuesday as the MSC Divina was headed from Grand Cayman to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship returned to Grand Cayman, and Fregosi later was taken to a hospital in Miami.

Fregosi, 71, is under the care of a neurologist at Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to the Atlanta Braves. He currently serves as a special assistant to Braves general manager Frank Wren.

Fregosi managed 15 years in the majors with the Angels, White Sox, Phillies and Blue Jays. His 1993 Phillies produced a 97-65 record and won the National League pennant.

ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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