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Thursday March 17, 2011

Atlanta Braves Coach Luis Salazar Loses Eye After Line Drive Hits Him

Atlanta Braves Coach Luis Salazar Loses Eye After Line Drive Hits Him

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In his first year with the Atlanta Braves organization Coach Luis Salazar has suffered an enormous loss after a line drive hits him in the face during spring training.

54-year-old Salazar is the organization’s minor league manager and was injured last week in Florida when he was standing by the dugout in a game between the Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals.  That is when Brian McCann fouled a ball and hit him in the face.

Doctors were unable to save his eye but otherwise he is expected to make a full recovery.  McCann is said to be very shaken by the incident and has visited Salazar in the hospital. 

Prior to joining the Braves organization Salazar was a hitting coach for the L.A. Dodger and played major league baseball with the San Diego Padres when they played in the World Series in 1984.  He also played third base for the Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. 


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