Giants Prospects Hurt In Crash In Arizona

Five Giants prospects, including the No. 4 player in the system Adalberto Mejia, were among 11 players riding in a van that was involved in a two-car accident Tuesday on Scottsdale Road in Arizona.
The other Giants players were lefthander Bryce Bandilla, righthander Jeff Soptic, righthander Daniel Slania and infielder Kelby Tomlinson.
They were treated at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center for minor injuries and released after X-rays and CT scans came back negative, Bandilla told Baseball America contributor Andy Baggarly. A couple of the players had concussion symptoms, Bandilla said.
But mostly, they considered themselves fortunate.
“I know it could have been a lot worse than it was,” said Bandilla, a fourth-round pick in 2011 out of Arizona who throws in the upper 90s.
The Giants issued a statement saying all five players “are resting comfortably at the team hotel and will be checked by team doctors over the next 24 hours.”
Police told The AP the crash occurred at the intersection of Scottsdale and Chaparral roads when a team van left a hotel driveway and collided with another vehicle.

Scottsdale is the Giants’ year-round training headquarters for major and minor leaguers.

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