Milwaukee Brewers minor-league shortstop Julio Mendez is in “critical, but stable condition” after being hit in the chest with a pitch during Saturday’s game.
In the ninth inning of the team’s Rookie League game against the Angels, Mendez experienced a “cardiac event” after being hit in the heart with a pitch.
The team released a statement Sunday, asking fans to send “thoughts and prayers” to Mendez and his family.
All of our thoughts and prayers are with Julio and his family. pic.twitter.com/eKgE0F7z7G
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 27, 2017
After being hit, Mendez was tended to by trainers and paramedics. He was carted off the field on a stretcher and immediately taken to a local hospital. The teams opted to call the game following the play.
The 20-year-old Mendez has been a member of Milwaukee’s organization since 2014. He’s hitting .252/.290/.309 over two levels this season.
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