Simers thanks Dodgers' training staff following stroke

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers gave the Dodgers' training staff credit for saving his life after he suffered a mini-stroke on Saturday while in Arizona to cover Spring Training.

Simers told Times beat reporter Dylan Hernandez that he wasn't feeling well. Hernandez then told Dodgers public relations consultant Steve Brener, who contacted club trainer Sue Falsone, who sent trainer Aaron Schumacher to take Simers to the emergency room.

Simers remained hospitalized overnight and was visited by Brener, Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda and general manager Ned Colletti.

Simers was discharged the next day and is doing well, Brener said.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.