Most of us are familiar with the Luis Salazar story. He is the manager for the Lynchburg Hillcats, the Braves high-A affiliate, and he was struck with a line drive in spring training which led to the loss of his left eye. He has been managing the HIllcats since the second week of the season. Here is an update from Hillcats beat writer Chris Lang:
Hillcats manager Luis Salazar returned to Florida today to have his prosthetic left eye put in place. He’s expected to return to the team on Saturday when Lynchburg travels to Frederick. Since undergoing surgery to remove his left eye after being hit by a line drive in spring training, Salazar has alternated between wearing a patch (the Pirates jokes are OK, by the way, he makes them himself) and a bandage over his empty socket. The new eye is supposed to be pretty snazzy, and it will move along with his right eye whenever he looks at something. Hitting coach Bobby Moore is managing in Salazar’s absence.
We continue to wish Salazar well in his ongoing recovery from that horrifying accident.