Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher Gage Hinsz had successful open heart surgery on May 8th to repair a failed heart valve in order to avoid replacing it in the future. The surgery takes at least 2-3 months for full recovery and as of right now, he is expected to return to baseball next spring. According to a recent update, Hinsz was getting a checkup yesterday to see if he was able to be sent home to continue his recovery.
This is a free article so we could highlight the fundraiser set up for the post-surgery medical expenses incurred by Hinsz. Since the surgery wasn’t baseball-related, the post-surgery medical and everyday expenses aren’t covered. Feel free to share the link to help spread the word.
UPDATE: The GoFundMe page has closed donations, due to lower than anticipated recovery fees. More updates will be provided later.