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L.A.'s Johnson discharged from hospital

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Davey Johnson was discharged from a nearby hospital Wednesday, and could be back in uniform within a day.

"He's at home," team spokesman Derrick Hall said shortly before the first pitch of the Dodgers' game against Colorado on Wednesday night. "It's possible he could be back tomorrow night, that's the best-case scenario."

Johnson was hospitalized Sunday morning after feeling dizziness, and was diagnosed as having an irregular heart rhythm that is now under control.

Johnson and his wife, Susan, issued a statement which read in part: "Upon release from the hospital, we wanted to assure everyone that we are doing fine and looking forward to getting back into the baseball routine. We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our family and friends who expressed their thoughts and concerns through warming gifts, prayer, visits and phone calls."

Johnson, 57, missed his fourth game Wednesday night. Bench coach Jim Tracy has run the club in his absence.

Tracy said before the game he had spoken with Johnson on Tuesday night for about 15 minutes, while Johnson was in the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute at the Centinela Hospital Medical Center in nearby Inglewood.

"For the first time, he really sounded like Davey," Tracy said.