Johnny Bench released from hospital after bout of pancreatitis

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Johnny Bench was released Monday after spending five days in a Rochester, N.Y., hospital with acute pancreatitis, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Bench, 63, fell ill a day after appearing as a guest at a taping for MLB Network’s “Greatest Games” show that aired Sunday.  He was on his way to a speaking engagement in Rochester when he developed symptoms and was taken to urgent care.

Bench previously had hip replacement surgery in 2004.

Bench, who is on Twitter, had the following to say this afternoon

Little queasy still. Reds losing too! I mean Getting swept by Indians made the last few days worse. Let’s all get better. Thx for wishes.

He also had well wishes for a fellow Hall of Fame catcher:

Let’s hope the Kid( GaryCarter) breezes thru this. Sandy we love you!!