ESPN broadcaster John Kruk taken from Dodger Stadium press box on stretcher

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The longtime first baseman and current ESPN broadcaster was conscious and responsive as he left the press box at Chavez Ravine, per reports.

ESPN broadcaster John Kruk was taken from Dodger Stadium on a stretcher Sunday night, per multiple reports. The member of the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecast was set to call the game between the Dodgers and Red Sox from Los Angeles. He was conscious, per Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Kruk was responsive as he left the press box on a stretcher, saying he was "drinking tons of water," per Jimmy Bramlett of LAist.

Kruk is in his 10th season at ESPN, and his first as part of ESPN's three-person booth for its signature weekly Major League Baseball broadcast. The former All-Star first baseman is usually teamed with fellow analyst Orel Hershiser and play-by-play broadcaster Dan Shulman.

"Our buddy John Kruk is a little under the weather right now," Shulman said on ESPN to open Sunday night's broadcast.

Hershiser is in Williamsport, Pa., after calling the Little League World Series. Shulman will call the game Sunday night in Los Angeles with guest analyst Curt Schilling.

UPDATE: From ESPN: "John left the booth feeling dizzy and was diagnosed as being dehydrated. His vital signs are stable and he's in good spirits. We wish him a speedy recovery."

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