STAUB SUFFERING FROM KIDNEY FAILURE New York Daily News 03.02.2018 Rusty Staub is in a Florida hospital, battling kidney failure. Multiple media have reported his condition as “critical.” According to reports, doctors are working to control a staph infection that has led to kidney failure. Staub was rushed to the hospital last month after he “collapsed on a golf course … in a weakened, dehydrated condition — which quickly deteriorated when his kidneys began to fail.” Staub had two tenures with the Mets, from 1972-1975 and 1981-1985. During his nine-year stint in New York, Staub played in 942 games and batted .276. He is second on the Mets all-time leader list for pinch hits (77) and holds the single season franchise record for most outfield assists (19 in 1974). JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER Join our Mets Rewind mailing list for special offers, exclusive content and more.We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.