St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports

Weather | Sports | Forums | Comics | Classifieds | Calendar | Movies

Bierbrodt is 'comfortable'

By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 9, 2002


ST. PETERSBURG -- Nick Bierbrodt remained stable in serious condition Saturday and was said to be resting comfortably in the intensive-care unit of a Charleston, S.C., hospital.

ST. PETERSBURG -- Nick Bierbrodt remained stable in serious condition Saturday and was said to be resting comfortably in the intensive-care unit of a Charleston, S.C., hospital.

The pitcher was shot twice early Friday morning, suffering wounds in the right arm and chest, and had surgery. Doctors have since run several tests to rule out complications, and have more planned.

Pitcher Joe Kennedy spoke with Bierbrodt's mother and said she told him Bierbrodt was "more comfortable (Saturday) than (Friday)."

Bierbrodt was able to speak with Rays officials and with one of his agents.

There has been an outpouring of support from the baseball and Tampa Bay community for Bierbrodt and there are plans to set up a phone line for people to leave get-well messages.

Charleston police still are investigating and had made no arrests as of Saturday evening.

© Copyright, St. Petersburg Times. All rights reserved.