|Cubs 2B Mark DeRosa returns to playing after procedure to fix irregular heartbeat|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 10 March 2008 10:55|
``He's anxious to play, and we're anxious to give him some work,'' Cubs manager Lou Piniella said before the game.
DeRosa's procedure took about an hour on Feb. 28. It involved using electrical energy to destroy tissues in the heart that were causing the rhythmic disturbances.
The 33-year-old infielder experienced an irregular, rapid heartbeat on Feb. 23 during infield drills and spent a night in a Mesa hospital before returning to Chicago for evaluation.
De Rosa previously said he'd had the condition since he was a teenager.