Manzanillo involved in auto accident

Brewers pitching prospect Santo Manzanillo, one of four players added to Milwaukee’s 40-man roster this month, was being treated Tuesday morning following a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic.

Assistant general manager Gord Ash said the club was awaiting word on Manzanillo’s condition as of late morning. He had no information about whether the player had suffered any injuries.

According to information from Manzanillo’s Dominican Winter League team published on Licey.com, a truck struck Manzanillo’s Hummer on a highway in La Romana while Manzanillo was on his way to the Brewers’ new baseball academy. According to the website, Manzanillo, a right-handed power pitcher, suffered cuts and bruises on his right shoulder and was taken by plane to Cure International Hospital in Santo Domingo.

The website quoted Eduardo Brizuela, Milwaukee’s Coordinator of Administration, Latin America Operations, as saying Manzanillo, “was just banged up a bit.”

Manzanillo, 23 in December, had a 1.75 ERA and 17 saves at Class A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville in 2011, holding opponents to a .194 average. The Brewers added him to their 40-man roster on Nov. 18 to protect Manzanillo from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.

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