Indians OF Buck in minor cab accident

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, Last Updated: 6:18 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Travis Buck and his wife were reportedly in a car accident involving a taxicab on Friday and were transported to a local hospital.

Buck was initially in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Yankees, but was scratched due to the accident, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The paper said he was examined by a team trainer at Yankee Stadium before being sent to the hospital to be evaluated further.

Indians manager Manny Acta said Buck may have whiplash from the incident, according to the report.

Buck has played 26 games for the Indians this season, serving primarily as the designated hitter while Travis Hafner recovers from an injury. He is batting .256 with two homers and eight runs batted in.


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