Saturday, August 23
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A minor league player in the New York Mets' organization was airlifted from the field yesterday because of a head injury, but he could soon be released from the hospital. The Mets said 22-year-old first baseman Manuel Hilario had seizures and was unresponsive after his head hit the knee of the Nationals second baseman.
MIAMI (AP) — A man accused of leading a human trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin. Eliezer Lazo entered the plea yesterday in Miami federal court.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Denzel Perryman and Anthony Chickillo have seen a little of everything during their time at Miami. But one thing they haven't experienced yet: A trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Miami's senior leaders say this team is mature and experienced enough to finally make 2014 the breakthrough season.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder have hired Florida assistant Mark Daigneault to coach their D-League team. Daigneault spent the past four years working under Billy Donovan as assistant to the head coach. Last season, the Gators became the first SEC team to go 18-0 in conference play.