Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ted Simmons, hospitalized two weeks ago because of a heart problem, resigned Saturday night for health reasons. Simmons, 43, was in his second season as the Pirates' senior vice president and general manager. Cam Bonifay, the team's assistant general manager, was named as his replacement. Pirates president Mark Sauer, who handpicked Simmons, said the resignation was not requested and was entirely Simmons' decision. Simmons was hospitalized June
8 because of chest pains. He had an emergency balloon angioplasty to reopen a partially blocked artery in his heart.
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