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UPDATE: Giants prospects injured in van crash released from hospital

Dec 3, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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It appears that everything turned out OK for the Giants prospects injured in Tuesday’s crash. According to Andrew Baggarly, all five players hospitalized have already been released. They were: LHP Bryce Bandilla, LHP Adalberto Mejia, RHP Daniel Slania, RHP Jeff Soptic and INF Kebly Tomlinson.

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The names aren’t yet known, but a van carrying 11 Giants prospects was involved in an accident in Scottsdale, Arizona on Tuesday morning, sending five people to the hospital, CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly has confirmed.

The van was pulling out of a team hotel on Scottsdale Road when its front and left side was struck by a Kia Sedan. The AP reported that one of the players is believed to be in critical condition. However, Baggarly says it’s his current understanding that none of the injuries are life-threatening.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman reports that the Giants’ van driver was cited by police.

A Giants spokesperson was unable to comment on the accident as of yet.

According to Baggarly, the minor leaguers were in Scottsdale for  a three-week conditioning camp. Included in the group — but not necessarily involved in today’s crash — were top prospects Kyle Crick, Chris Stratton and Derek Law.

1:45 p.m. EST update: Crick, the Giants’ best pitching prospect, tweeted that he wasn’t involved in the accident.

  1. papacrick - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Kyle Crick is the best name ever. Thanks for posting this

  2. slaugin - Dec 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Says his Father

  3. zingerszing - Dec 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    He needs to be careful how he expresses himself. I speak from experience ,calling the players on the bus mini giants sounds like he is referring to Little Leaguers. I believe he was includes himself in that statement as a MINI Giant(minor leaguer) Petty now but patronizing later if he gets his call. I know he includes himself, does everybody else? No often a kids who have not thrown higher than A+ get quoted unless he is a “bigger” player not a a bigger name. Feedback?

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