- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 7, 2010

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy collapsed early Tuesday at a hotel during the baseball winter meetings and was hospitalized for further tests.

Tracy was resting comfortably at a hospital in the Orlando area on Tuesday morning, the team said. A cause of the collapse had not been determined.

Tracy, who turns 55 on Dec. 31, was with Colorado coaches Carney Lansford and Tom Runnells and about to get onto an elevator at the meetings site when he collapsed around 1 a.m., team spokesman Jay Alves said.

Alves, who said he was with Tracy at the time, said the manager didn’t lose consciousness. Tracy was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Tracy had driven over to the meetings on Sunday night from his Florida home, Alves said.

Tracy was the NL Manager of the Year in 2009 after taking over the Rockies in midseason and guiding them to the playoffs.

Colorado went 83-79 this season and finished third in the NL West.

Tracy managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2001-2005 and Pittsburgh in 2006-07 before taking over the Rockies.



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