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Mexican baseball player Karim García suffers several fractures in an assault

Mexican baseball player Karim García suffers several fractures in an assault

Mexican Karim García, who hit 66 home runs in Major League Baseball, suffered several fractures in an assault he was a victim of last night, his team, the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League, reported today.
García, 40, was on his way home in Saltillo, northern Mexico, when thieves attacked him to strip him of his belongings and beat him in various parts of his body.
As a consequence of the aggression, the athlete ended up with fractures in the left hemithorax and in the bones of the nose, which will force him to undergo surgery tomorrow.
The left-handed batter also received a blow that opened his right eyebrow, according to the medical report.
Considered one of the young promises of baseball at the end of the 20th century, Karim García debuted in the Major Leagues in 1995 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and later played with the Arizona Diamonds, the Detroit Tigers, the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians.
In 488 games he hit .241 with 44 doubles, 13 triples, 66 home runs, 212 RBIs and 180 runs scored.
This year, the outfielder has played just eight games for the Saraperos, batting .320 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.
García will be out of the Saraperos for several weeks, which means a significant loss for the team that appears in penultimate place in the northern zone of the Mexican Baseball League, 9.5 games behind the leaders Acereros de Monclova and Sultanes de Monterey.
The assault on Karim García, who also played in the Japanese and Korean leagues, occurred shortly after the kidnapping of soccer player Alan Pulido, a member of the Mexican team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Pulido, from Greece’s Olympiacos, was leaving a party in the northern state of Tamaulipas when armed individuals intercepted and kidnapped him, according to authorities. EFE

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