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Brewers prospect Santo Manzanillo separates shoulder in car accident

Nov 29, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT

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Pitching prospect Santo Manzanillo was involved in a car accident this morning in the Dominican Republic and the Brewers have issued a statement saying he “suffered a separated right shoulder and is currently undergoing further tests.”

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com provides some additional details, reporting that “a truck struck Manzanillo’s Hummer on a highway in La Romana while Manzanillo was on his way to the Brewers’ new baseball academy.”

Manzanillo was added to the 40-man roster two weeks ago after a breakout season between high Single-A and Double-A as a 22-year-old, throwing 62 innings with a 1.75 ERA and 62/26 K/BB ratio.

If the shoulder injury doesn’t set him back significantly Manzanillo could be a bullpen option for the Brewers in the second half and projects as a late-inning reliever with a mid-90s fastball.

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