Braves minor league manager loses eye

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, Last Updated: 1:23 PM ET

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar lost his left eye as the result of an accident during a spring training game last week.

Salazar, manager for the Braves' Class A Advanced team in Lynchburg, was struck in a face by a foul ball while sitting in the dugout during the March 9 game.

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution cited Braves general manager Frank Wren in reporting that doctors could not save Salazar's left eye, and performed surgery Tuesday to remove it.

The paper also reported that doctors said Salazar, who underwent multiple surgeries, could return to his position in four to six weeks.

When the accident happened, Salazar lost consciousness after being hit by a ball off the bat of Braves catcher Brian McCann, but was later showing signs of consciousness and breathing on his own after being taken to a hospital in Orlando.


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