Reds update status of prospects injured in crash that killed teammate
UPDATE: "#Reds minor leaguers Raúl Hernández and Emilio García have been transferred from the Dominican Republic to a hospital in Miami for further evaluation. Hernández was admitted into the trauma intensive care unit," said the Cincinnati Reds in a Tweet on Tuesday
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Cincinnati Reds released new information on Sunday regarding the conditions of the two prospects that were injured in a serious car crash on Saturday in the Dominican Republic that killed a fellow teammate.
RHP Raul Hernandez remains in the hospital in the Dominican Republic in critical but stable condition. OF Emilio Garcia is also still in the hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, but is alert and conscious.
The team says that the players are being monitored by local doctors and Reds medical staff.
“We will continue communicating with our Dominican Republic medical staff and will provide updates as details become available.," Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams said in a statement. "We are thinking of and praying for the players and their families.”
Saturday's crash killed teammate RHP Jairo Capellán, whose funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in Santo Domingo, D.R.
All three players involved in the crash are 19-years-old.
"We received this terrible news and send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of Jairo, Raul and Emilio," Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said. "Our Dominican operations are an integral part of the Reds organization, and this tragedy affects us all. We will remain closely involved to help everyone through this difficult time.”
“Jairo was a talented young pitcher with a bright future who was taken from us much too soon." Joel Noboa, Reds Latin America field coordinator, said. "He will be missed by everyone who knew him - his teammates, coaches and our Dominican Academy staff.”