Rod Carew expected to make full recovery, Twins say

LOS ANGELES -- Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew underwent heart and kidney transplant surgery Friday and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Minnesota Twins said the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles lasted 13 hours and that Carew is resting in recovery.

"We ask that all of Twins Territory and the entire baseball community keep Rod, his wife Rhonda, and the entire Carew family in your thoughts and prayers as Rod recovers," the Twins said in a statement.

Carew, 71, had a heart attack in September 2015. Shortly thereafter, a left ventricular assist device was implanted to maintain the pumping of his heart.

Carew, who played from 1967 to 1985, spent 12 seasons with the Twins and seven with the California Angels. He was a seven-time American League batting champion and first-ballot selection to the Hall of Fame.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.