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Former Pirate Rodriguez, family hit in deadly crash

AP

An Atlanta Braves infielder and his family are recovering after police say their SUV was hit by a man who had stolen a Miami police officer’s cruiser.

News outlets report that 31-year-old Miami native Sean Rodriguez, his wife Giselle and their two young children were T-boned by the stolen cruiser Saturday afternoon in Miami-Dade County.

The unidentified suspect was killed in the crash.

Rodriguez was not hurt, but the other members of his family were hospitalized. Rodriguez’s wife was listed in fair condition Sunday and the 2-year-old and 8-year-old children were in serious but stable condition. A 9-year veteran, Rodriguez played the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He signed with the Braves in November. The Braves confirmed Rodriguez’s involvement in the crash in a statement on Twitter.

Rodriguez is the son of Johnny Rodriguez, who managed the State College Spikes the past two seasons, capturing the New York-Penn League title in 2016. Johnny Rodriguez will manage the St. Louis Cardinals’ affiliate in Springfield, Mo., this coming season.

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