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Luis Salazar’s left eye removed in surgery

Atlanta Braves’ minor-league manager was struck in face by a line drive last week

The left eye of Luis Salazar, the Atlanta Braves’ minor-league manager who was struck by a line drive during a spring training game last week, has been removed, according to Braves General Manager Frank Wren.

Salazar, who will manage the Braves’ Lynchburg, Va., affiliate, could be released from an Orlando hospital as early as today.

"As the doctor told us from the very beginning, the big picture, this is a really good outcome. He's alive," Wren said Wednesday. "At this point, they don't anticipate further [facial] surgeries. They will re-evaluate as they go."

Salazar, 54, has had three surgeries and will be away from camp for about a week. He was struck by a liner hit by catcher Brian McCann as he stood in the dugout during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Kissimmee.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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