TV scoop: Rocco Baldelli has muscular dystrophy

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ABC Action News reported last night that Rays fan fave Rocco Baldelli has a form of muscular dystrophy. He spoke with the station's anchor Wendy Ryan last night about it. I haven't seen any other media pick up on this; it was already known that he had a problem with muscle weakness (most media reported that he was sidelined with a "muscle disorder," but this is the first time I've seen the ballplayer give his diagnosis a name.

UPDATE: Subsequent to the ABC story, Baldelli's doctor told the St. Petersburg Times' Marc Topkin that the report was "erroneous" — that  Baldelli is being treated for  "mitochondrial myopathy, not muscular dystrophy." See Topkin's blog here.

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