Zimmer hospitalized, headed for dialysis treatment
Rays senior advisor Don Zimmer has been hospitalized for the last week due to kidney problems and has to start dialysis treatment immediately.
"His kidneys are bad,'' son Tom Zimmer said Wednesday. "But dialysis is something you can get for a long time. He's going to be fine.''
Zimmer, 81, has been hospitalized three times over the last five weeks for varied reasons, including a "diabetic-type episode," Tom Zimmer said.
"It's been one thing after another,'' Tom Zimmer said. "He's looking better right now.''
Zimmer has not been at Tropicana Field since the opening weekend of the season. But Tom Zimmer said once his father gets comfortable with the dialysis schedule and routine he should be back with the Rays.
"I imagine he's going to want to come down there as soon as he can,'' Tom Zimmer said. "We'll see how it goes.''