Tracy collapsed early this morning at his hotel and was rushed to a Florida hospital for tests. The Rockies have yet to release an official statement, but it appears that a combination of overwork, dehydration and exhaustion related to the MLB Winter Meetings was the cause behind his collapse.
It appears that Jim Tracy has not suffered any unnecessary harm from this incident, and the Rockies' presence at the WInter Meetings can proceed as planned.
Tracy was conscious and responsive when he was being attended to, and stood with assistance. After several minutes of being examined, he was taken from the hotel on a stretcher.
He was taken to a local hospital and underwent tests for several hours. However, a diagnosis has yet to be determined. Tracy lives part-time in Florida and was meeting with Colorado management earlier in the day during baseball's annual Winter Meetings.
He coached the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates before joining the Rockies' organization in 2009 as then-manager Clint Hurdle's bench coach. Tracy assumed the manager's position in 2009 when Clint Hurdle was fired. Tracy led the Rockies to a Wild Card berth in 2009 and an National League Manager of the Year Award. In 2010, his team finished in third place with an 83-79 after the team went 1-13 during the final weeks of the season.