Cubs great Ron Santo was released from the hospital on Tuesday night and was resting at home, WGN radio
reporter Dave Kaplan said.
Santo was hospitalized for a heart
ailment that did not require surgery. He's expected to miss the
team's upcoming six-game trip.
The Chicago Tribune Web site reported that Santo is expected to return to the WGN-AM broadcast booth May 4 for the game against Washington at Wrigley Field.
Santo's health problems are well-documented. He played much of his career with Type I diabetes but still hit 337 home runs, was a nine-time All-Star and won five Gold Gloves. Due to the disease he has had both of his legs amputated below the knee. He also had a
heart bypass in 2000 and was diagnosed with bladder tumors four
The 67-year-old Santo has fallen just short of election to the Hall of Fame in recent years.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.