Jim Fregosi suffers stroke

Updated: February 13, 2014, 4:57 PM ET
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AP Photo/Reinhold MatayJim Fregosi has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, sources close to the former manager said.

Former major league manager Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke while on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise and has been hospitalized.

A spokeswoman for MSC Cruises says Fregosi became ill Tuesday as the MSC Divina was headed from Grand Cayman to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship returned to Grand Cayman and Fregosi was later 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.

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

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