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BAMAPHIN 22
03-16-2011, 12:17 PM
Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar has lost an eye after he was struck in the face by a line drive while watching a spring training game.

Braves general manager Frank Wren said Wednesday that doctors were unable to save Salazar's left eye after the accident March 9. The former major league player is otherwise recovering from his injuries and expects to manage Lynchburg of the Class A Carolina League this season.

The 54-year-old Salazar was standing against the railing on the top step of the dugout during a game between the Braves and St. Louis Cardinals when Brian McCann fouled a ball toward in his direction. Salazar was unable to get out of the way.


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/16/sportsline/main20043832.shtml?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.14

jree
03-16-2011, 01:29 PM
Maybe he can move up and be a part of the Pirates organization now :rimshot:

redbeard75
03-16-2011, 01:32 PM
Ehhh....atleast he kept his eye on the ball....

PhinsPhan11
03-16-2011, 07:50 PM
That seriously sucks for him.

Dolfan3773
03-16-2011, 09:16 PM
That sucks big time

Ricky_Fan34
03-16-2011, 11:37 PM
http://start.toshiba.com/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CD9M0DRE80%40news.ap.org%3E&ps=1013

That's rough. Really sucks for him. I never have been able to get into playing baseball for this very reason. Best of luck to him in his recovery.