Austin Kearns has irregular heartbeat

Updated: April 14, 2013, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins reserve outfielder Austin Kearns was taken to a hospital with an irregular heartbeat before Sunday's game, and the team said he would be kept overnight for observation.

Kearns was originally in the lineup against Philadelphia, but after arriving at the ballpark he complained he didn't feel well and went to a hospital for evaluation. Further tests were planned, manager Mike Redmond said after the game.

"He's resting well," Redmond said. "It looks like everything is fine for now. We'll probably know more Monday."

Justin Ruggiano replaced Kearns in the lineup, and the Marlins lost 2-1.

Kearns is 0 for 10 this season, his 12th in the major leagues.


Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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