MIAMI — Marlins special assistant Jack McKeon, who managed the organization’s 2003 World Series championship team, is scheduled to undergo heart bypass surgery on Monday.
McKeon, 82, initially was set to have the procedure on Thursday in North Carolina, but it was postponed because another patient was in need of immediate attention.
McKeon, who lives in Elon, N.C., is in good spirits, and he is treating his situation like he is going on a brief disabled-list stint. He spent Thursday night watching baseball games, including the Marlins’ series finale with the Rays.
“I’m fine. I’m not really hurting,” McKeon told MLB.com on Friday morning. “I just want to live about 25 more years. That’s all. We’re going to go in Monday and do the bypass. Everything looks good.”