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Twins scout Corrigan hospitalized after stroke

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Minnesota Twins scout Larry Corrigan remained hospitalized in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday, recovering from a stroke he suffered earlier this week while scouting a Double-A Texas League game between Springfield (Mo.) and Northwest Arkansas in Springdale, Ark.

He is going to be in the hospital for a while," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan. "As anybody who has a stroke most of the time, they have speech problems and they also have some issues with their body, and he's got that. So I talked to him plenty of times recently, and he's very alert. ... But he's got some issues."

Minnesota Twins scout Larry Corrigan remained hospitalized in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday, recovering from a stroke he suffered earlier this week while scouting a Double-A Texas League game between Springfield (Mo.) and Northwest Arkansas in Springdale, Ark.

He is going to be in the hospital for a while," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan. "As anybody who has a stroke most of the time, they have speech problems and they also have some issues with their body, and he's got that. So I talked to him plenty of times recently, and he's very alert. ... But he's got some issues."

Corrigan is his in second tour of working for Ryan with the Twins. A former pitcher, who was a fourth-round draft choice of the Dodgers in 1972, Corrigan pitched in the Dodgers and Twins farm system for seven years.

Following his playing career, he coached baseball at his alma mater, Iowa State, and at Cal State-Fullerton before joining the A's as an area scout and then moving to the Twins for what was a 20-year stint in which he served at various times as the team's West Coast supervisor, director of scouting, Minor League field cooridnator and, from 1999-2007, a special assistant to Ryan.

Following Ryan's initial retirement as the Twins general manager following the 2007 season, Corrigan became a special assistant to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington for four years, and spent two years as a special assignment scout with the Angels before rejoining the Twins following the 2013 season. A year after that, Ryan came out of retirement to oversee the franchise again.

Ryan said he hopes Corrigan can return at some point this season, but "I'm not real sure about that. I know he's in for a tough go here with rehab because he's going to have to relearn some things."

Corrigan is being treated at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.

"He's under the guidance of some medical people down there, and they certainly sound and act like they know exactly what the issue is and they're working with him," said Ryan. "I'm sure he's not the easiest patient they've ever had."

Tracy Ringolsby is a columnist for MLB.com. Cody Stavenhagen contributed to this story.

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