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Cox family, Braves release statement

Longtime Braves manager is in the hospital due to a possible stroke

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox was taken to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday night after suffering a possible stroke. WSB-TV first reported that Cox was ill and taken to the hospital for a possible stroke. That report was later confirmed by’s Mark Bowman.

Cox’s family and the Braves released statements Wednesday afternoon.

Statement from the Cox family:

“We want to thank all of you who have sent their well wishes or said a prayer. We know the power of Braves Country and we hope those prayers and positive thoughts continue as Bobby heals. You don’t know how much your support means to Bobby and to our family”

Statement from the Atlanta Braves:

“We know no one stronger or more determined than Bobby Cox. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers. We look forward to seeing him soon and would like to thank the baseball community for joining together to support our dear friend.”

Cox took part in pregame ceremonies before Monday’s home opener against the Cubs.

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