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Posted at 5:29 AM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Nats hitting coach Rick Eckstein, brother Ken doing well after kidney surgery

By Cindy Boren

Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein and his older brother, Ken, are doing well after kidney transplant surgery Wednesday.

Rick, who donated his kidney to Ken, could be released from a Florida hospital today, mlb.com's Bill Ladson reports. Ken could be moved from the intensive care unit today as well, Rick's fiancee, Caroline FitzPatrick told Ladson.

The transplant is Ken's second; he received a kidney in 1991 that is now over 70 years old and was failing. Kidney disease runs in the Eckstein family: Ken and Rick's father, Whitey, and their sisters, Christine and Susan, have had transplants. Rick and his brother David have had no issues.

By Cindy Boren  | December 9, 2010; 5:29 AM ET
Categories:  MLB, Nationals  
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