"I just got a text from him," Collins said, "and he was eating cake."
Warthen, 62, spent parts of four seasons with the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros in the mid-1970s, starting 41 games among 83 appearances and compiling a 12-21 record and a 4.31 ERA. He debuted with the Expos in 1975.
He's also been a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Diego Padres and the Detroit Tigers and was a player/coach in the Pittsburgh Pirates' Minor League system in the early '80s.
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