An Atlanta Braves coach has lost his left eye after a foul ball hit him in the face. Luis Salazar, a minor league manager, was watching a spring training game when a line drive off the bat of the Braves’ Brian McCann hit him in the dugout. He was knocked out and the game was paused while he was airlifted to a hospital. Doctors treated him for facial fractures, the AP reports.
A rattled McCann left the game after the incident and has visited Salazar in the hospital. "It's a crazy, crazy thing that happened,” he said. “You feel hopeless.” But “in the big picture, and that's what we have to keep in mind, this is a good outcome," said the team’s general manager. "He's alive." Salazar is expected to return to work in a few weeks. (Read more Atlanta Braves stories.)