Brother: Atlanta Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry 'finally awake'

Braves pitcher waking up from medically induced coma

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry has woken up from a medically-induced coma, according to a post from his brother.

The 26-year-old went to the hospital for a colonoscopy at an Orlando hospital on Tuesday because of severe stomach issues he had been suffering from for more than a week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

During the procedure, Marksberry had a seizure and his lung collapsed. At one point, he was placed on life support, sources told 11Alive Sports.

By Thursday night, he was off of life support and was breathing on his own, sources said. 

On Friday, his brother Ethan posted that he had awakened. 

Marksberry's family has traveled from their home in Ohio to be with him in the hospital.

A Braves spokesman said Marksberry was sent to the minor leagues the first week of October and is currently in a state of limbo as to whether he will be resigned with the Atlanta Braves.
 
Marksberry made his MLB debut in 2015. He played four games at the major league level in 2016. He pitched 3.1 innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs. He spent majority of the season at Triple-A Gwinnett. He was put on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
 
He was drafted in 2013 by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round. 
 
Marksberry is from Cincinnati and played college baseball at Campbell University. 
 

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