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Nationals pitching coach McCatty taken to hospital

Sunday - 7/28/2013, 6:49pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty has been taken to a hospital because of an undisclosed ailment.

The Nationals said McCatty didn't go to the hospital by ambulance. The team said his condition would be updated later Sunday and that he would miss Washington's home game against the New York Mets.

The 59-year-old McCatty was in the clubhouse before the game. He went to the hospital between the end of batting practice and the first pitch.

A member of the Nationals' organization since 2006, McCatty took over as the big league pitching coach in June 2009. He pitched nine seasons in the majors for the Oakland Athletics between 1977 and 1985.

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