Lasorda hospitalized; release expected soon

October 11th, 2016
Tommy Lasorda is in his 67th season as a Dodgers employee. (AP)

LOS ANGELES -- Legendary former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda is hospitalized with back and shoulder issues and has been unable to attend the club's postseason games against Washington at Dodger Stadium this week.

Lasorda is expected to be released from the hospital in the next couple of days, according to the club.

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Lasorda, who turned 89 last month, is in his 67th season as a Dodgers employee, including 20 seasons as manager that put him in the Hall of Fame in 1997 and earned the retirement of his uniform No. 2.

Now a special advisor to chairman Mark Walter, Lasorda won two World Series at the helm in 1981 and 1988, but he moved to the front office in 1996 after suffering a heart attack.