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Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

Posted on: March 16, 2011 11:16 am
Edited on: March 16, 2011 11:57 am
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By Matt Snyder

Braves' general manager Frank Wren has confirmed to multiple Internet sources (the majority via Twitter thus far) that minor-league coach Luis Salazar has lost his left eye.

On March 9, Salazar was struck in the eye by a line-drive foul ball off the bat of catcher Brian McCann in the first inning of an exhibition game against the Cardinals. He was standing in the dugout watching the at-bat.

Salazar was initially unconscious for around 20 minutes but then regained consciousness and was able to breath on his own. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital and has since had three surgeries. One of the surgeries resulted in the removal of his left eye.

Salazar, 54, will still be able to manage the Braves' high-Class-A affiliate this season, according to reports, and could be back in four to six weeks (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via Twitter).

Wren wanted to point out the positive in the unfortunate situation.

"As the doctor told us from the very beginning, in the big picture -- and that’s what we always have to keep in mind -- in the big picture this is a really good outcome. He's alive. He's alive." (via AJC Twitter )

McCann has been having a pretty rough time with the incident. He immediately needed to be removed from the game because he was so shaken. He has since spent hours visiting with Salazar and family and has expressed his remorse and feeling of helplessness for the accident.

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Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

@bizona you haven't read it because it doesn't exist. @nujer_zfan made it up. You can't find it anywhere, or the alleged quote.



Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

This is very tragic and I really hope that Salazar is able to make a recovery and that Brian McCann is able to shake this off and resume his major league career. What I find just a little annoying is the fact there are multiple posts regarding the fact that the news about Salazar losing his eye was brought to CBS in a blog entitled Eye on Baseball. Who cares what the name of the article is. You people need to get a life and take the story for what it is. They aren't going to rename the blog just because they are reporting about an incident where someone lost an eye. Should they take the eye out of the CBSSports logo too? You people need to get a grip on reality.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

I think CBS should show a little class and remove the "Eye On Baseball" banner from the top of this story....



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:09 am
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

wow....what an absolute tragic event. My best wishes and prayers to Coach Salazar and his family in his recovery. Spring training is the most relaxed and fun atmosphere for fans and pretty close to the same for the coaches and players. This really must've hurt seeing this in person. I hope everyone involved can recover from experiencing this and try to enjoy the season.



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 10:42 am
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

above this story is your banner Eye on Baseball, perhaps remove that to be a little more decent to the coach



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2011 9:43 am
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

For uj....from the Braves website  This is the story about Salazar losing his eye  http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/

article.jsp?ymd=20110316&content_id=1697614
4&vkey=news_atl&c_id=atl

here is a story from the day after the incident  http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/

article.jsp?ymd=20110310&content_id=1689109
4&vkey=news_atl&c_id=atl

Later in the day after the accident  http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/

article.jsp?ymd=20110309&content_id=1687575
4&vkey=news_atl&c_id=atl

Day after...talking about McCann's reaction and how he was dealing with it http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/

article.jsp?ymd=20110310&content_id=1689018
6&vkey=news_atl&c_id=atl

Two days after....  http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/

article.jsp?ymd=20110311&content_id=1690452
8&vkey=news_atl&c_id=atl

The stories are there if one digs a little.  Hope that helps



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 9:02 am
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

and I'll work on my spell check lol



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 9:01 am
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

Ican not find this story anywhere, sounds madeup, if anyone finds it, please post it, thanks



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 8:23 am
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

steelerman: What? Is this a joke? Charles Schumer is actually introducing legislation due to this misfortune? You must be kidding. This is a joke right? Coming from a democrat does not shock me but this is stupid. I know this is a joke right? Nobody is that stupid...not even a democrat. How can you legislate something like this from occurring? That is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard in my life!

More ignorant than calling proposed legislation you haven't even read "ignorant"? Undecided

I haven't read the proposed legislation myself, and it wouldn't surprise me if it does turn out to be ignorant - ignorance is one quality both the Dems and Repubs have no shortage of - but I'd rather read it before I judge it. I know that sounds weird in these super-charged, politically polarized days, but...



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2011 8:20 am
 

Salazar's left eye removed in surgery

Umm...gullible would meen believing without questioning. Notice I asked for a source, and called the story ridiculous, as in deserving ridicule, and anyone that would use Fox News as a source would themselves be gullible, to say the least.


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