News

Angels coach breaks leg catching opening pitch

Angels coach breaks leg catching opening pitch

BREAK A LEG:Don Baylor, who is a former player and is in his first season as part of the coaching staff for the Angels baseball team, was in a crouched position when he took the throw from Guerrero. Photo: Associated Press

(Reuters) – Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke a bone in his right leg while attempting to catch the ceremonial first pitch thrown by former Los Angeles star Vladimir Guerrero, and will undergo surgery on Tuesday, the team said.

Baylor, who is a former player and is in his first season as part of the coaching staff for the Angels baseball team, was in a crouched position when he took the throw from Guerrero.

As he moved to catch the ball, 64-year-old Baylor shifted his weight onto his right leg and snapped the bone. Video of the accident showed Baylor’s right leg twisting under him unnaturally. He had to be assisted by Angels trainers off the field and was taken to a hospital, the team said in a statement.

PHOTOS: 2014 Opening Day

The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners 10-3.

(Reporting By Carey Gillam in Kansa City; Editing by Susan Fenton)

Recent Headlines

in Local

Onward Yankton Announces Finalists

IMG_0537

The original plan was to come up with five ideas for the Onward Yankton competition, but there are now six to choose from.

in Local

Minnesota Governor Threatens to Veto Amendments

dayton

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is advising lawmakers to stay focused on helping Mille Lacs area businesses during an upcoming special session.

in Local

Iowa Casinos Work to Help Gambling Problems

gambling

Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos are holding events for Responsible Gaming Education Week.

in Local

Nebraska Professor Says Iran Deal Needs Consideration

University_of_Nebraska-Lincoln

A Nebraska professor says Congress needs to give the Iran nuclear agreement careful consideration and not just reject it outright.

in Local

Internet Helps Small Sioux Falls Business Grow

computer

Online companies are becoming the preferred way to shop.