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 Sports

26.2 miles, 28,000 bananas: Boston Marathon by the numbers

11-overlay7

More than 30,000 runners and nearly $1 million in prize money. Here's the iconic race by the numbers.

in National, World

6 Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

islamicstate

They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

in Sports, Weird

Jordan or LeBron? Let’s duke it out

lebronjames

Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a man's arrest on assault charges.

in National, Sports

Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Rotich winners at Boston Marathon

bostonmarathonwinners

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.

in Sports

Preview: NHL games of the night

13-overlay4

The Stanley Cup playoffs continue on Monday with a slate of big games.