A former Toronto Blue Jays star seems to be on the mend, after facing dire circumstances.
After reportedly falling into critical condition due to polycystic kidney disease a week ago, five-time All-Star Tony Fernandez appears to be seeing vast improvement in his prospects.
The 57-year-old Fernandez reportedly had to have his leg operated on after doctors discovered a blood clot.
A four-time Gold Glover and World Series champion with the 1993 Blue Jays, Fernandez spent 12 of his 17 seasons in MLB north of the border, and he played well enough to earn himself a spot in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Over the course of his career, he slashed .288/.347/.399, amassing 45.3 bWAR and 2,276 hits. In addition to his tenure with the Blue Jays, Fernandez spent time with the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees.
He was a dependably good player, one who managed to play at a high level on both sides of the ball for an extended period of time.
It's good to hear that he's on the upswing. Hopefully he can continue to bounce back from this medical scare.