Dan Shulman’s seventh season as the play-by-play man for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcasts will be his last.
Taylor is a 25-year-old reliever for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, who were in town for a series against the Salt Lake Bees. Las Vegas manager Pedro Lopez told the Review-Journal Taylor needed six or seven staples in his head to close the wound.
Thank you to everybody who has reached out to me to check on me, it has meant a lot and I’ll be back out there soon.
Lopez said two other 51s players witnessed the attack.
“They tried to go after the guy when they realized it was Logan, but (the police) ended up catching the guy later on,” Lopez said.
Taylor, an Oklahoma native in his sixth season with the Mets organization, has been played on the seven-day disabled list. The Mets told the Review-Journal they had no comment on the incident.
Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players. Veteran players other than quarterbacks or injured players may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.
A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who report to camp, or join the club’s roster, or receive medical clearance to practice during the three-day acclimation period are required to complete as much of the acclimation period as remains. Players who report to camp, or join the club’s roster, or receive medical clearance to practice after the three-day acclimation period has ended may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.