Twins legend Rod Carew receiving heart transplant

Minnesota Twins legend, Rod Carew, is set to receive a heart transplant.

The American Heart Association announced Carew was being prepared Thursday morning to receive a new heart to replace the machine that’s kept him alive since he nearly died following a heart attack and cardiac arrest 15 months ago.  

Carew is a seven-time American League batting champion and first-ballot selection to the Hall of Fame. The American League named the AL batting title after Carew.

“The Minnesota Twins and millions of baseball fans across the globe continue to be inspired by Rodney Carew. We collectively share our thoughts and prayers with the family of the donor, Rod, Rhonda and the entire Carew family. We are also incredibly grateful for the care and expertise of Rod’s medical team. May God bless Rod Carew.” Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter told the American Heart Association.

Carew and his wife Rhonda, create the “Heart of 29” campaign which raises funds for the American Heart Association and awareness for heart disease and heart failure.