Brewers minor-leaguer goes into cardiac arrest after being struck by pitch

Brewers infield prospect Julio Mendez, age 20, is in critical but stable condition after being struck in the torso by a pitch during Arizona League play on Saturday night. Here's a description of what happened:

The Brewers released a statement on Mendez's situation on Sunday in which they acknowledged that Mendez had suffered a cardiac event after being struck by a pitch and is presently hospitalized. Here's part of it: 

"All of our thoughts and prayers are with Julio and his family," said Milwaukee Brewers General Manager David Stearns. "We will provide updates as soon as we know more." 

Mendez, whom the Brewers signed out of Venezuela in 2014, has batted .241/.324/.309 across parts of four minor-league seasons, all at the rookie-league level.

(Via Washington Post)

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