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Minor league baseball player suffers 'cardiac event' during game in Tempe

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 19:31:00-04

The Milwaukee Brewers say Arizona League third baseman Julio Mendez is hospitalized in critical but stable condition after suffering a "cardiac event" following a hit by pitch.

The Brewers say Mendez received treatment on the field after getting hit in the ninth inning of a game Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium before being taken to a hospital. The game between the rookie level teams of the Brewers and Angels was called with one out after Mendez got hurt.

Brewers general manager David Stearns says the thoughts and prayers of everyone in the organization are with Mendez and his family.

The 20-year-old Mendez has been with the Brewers organization since 2014.