NEW YORK — Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda was hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday, a day after having a “mild” heart attack while representing the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Major League Baseball draft.

The Dodgers said doctors inserted a stent to repair a blocked artery in Lasorda’s heart. The energetic, enthusiastic 84-year-old was resting comfortably and there was a chance he could return to California today.

Lasorda had a heart attack in June 1996 while he was the Dodgers’ manager and retired the next month.


WHITE SOX: First baseman Paul Konerko was scratched from Tuesday night’s lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Konerko was rested Sunday before the team had an off-day Monday. He was in the original lineup Tuesday and no reason was immediately given for his removal.

Konerko is batting .366 with 11 homers and 33 RBI, but was just 1 for 16 in his previous four games after a 14-game hitting streak ended.


TWINS: Catcher Joe Mauer was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game against the Royals with a bruised right thumb.


ROYALS: Kansas City optioned left-hander Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha and recalled left-hander Ryan Verdugo to provide some bullpen support.


DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona selected Jeffrey Gibbs, a University of Maine pitcher out of Toronto, in the ninth round of the draft. Gibbs was the 303rd overall pick.

Gibbs is a junior who finished 3-4 this season with a team-high 56 strikeouts. At UMaine, Gibbs is 16-13 in 42 games, including 39 starts, and has struck out 197 in 2112/3 innings with a 5.02 ERA.