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Baylor discharged from hospital, resting leg

Baylor discharged from hospital, resting leg

HOUSTON -- Angels hitting coach Don Baylor was discharged from UCI Medical Center late Friday afternoon and will continue to recover from the comfort of his home in La Quinta, Calif.

Baylor fractured his right femur, an ailment that requires at least 12 weeks to fully recover from, while catching the ceremonial first pitch from Vladimir Guerrero on Opening Day Monday. On Tuesday, he had a five-hour surgery that involved fixing the fracture with a metal plate and screws.

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There's still no timeline for when Baylor can re-join the team, but he probably won't be able to travel for a while. Assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen has taken on Baylor's duties in the interim, with Minor League hitting coordinator Paul Sorrento joining the coaching staff to provide further assistance.

Via text, Angels vice president of communications Tim Mead said Friday that Baylor is "doing very well," is "in very good spirits" and "looking forward to working with the doctors and rehab folks in the days and weeks ahead."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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