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Former Cardinals 1B Guerrero in intensive care

Former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Pedro Guerrero is in intensive care in a Dominican Republic hospital with serious health problems.

According to an Associated Press story, Guerrero is suffering from cranial bleeding and is under the care of a neurosurgeon.

Guerrero played for the Redbirds from 1988-92 and was one of the few exciting players on a down time for the team. He batted .282 with 44 home runs in a Cardinals career that spanned parts of five seasons. His best St. Louis season was 1989 in which Guerrero batted .311 with 17 homers and 117 RBIs. 

He came to St. Louis in a trade for left-handed pitcher John Tudor. Prior to the swap he was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1978-88.

Guerrero, now 58, was a five-time All-Star and was a member of the 1981 World Series champion Dodgers.