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New York Mets' Minor League Pitcher Suffers Concussion In Robbery Attempt

Las Vegas 51s pitcher Logan Taylor survived a scary encounter over the weekend.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the AAA reliever was assaulted by a homeless man in Salt Lake City on Saturday. The 51s are the AAA affiliate of the New York Mets.

Taylor was reportedly walking down the street in Salt Lake City when he was approached by a 33-year-old homeless man named Joshua Cruz.

Then, things got ugly:

The man demanded his wallet, Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Wilking said, and subsequently hit Taylor over the back of his head with the tire iron.

Taylor suffered a concussion during the robbery attempt and was placed on the disabled list. Manager Pedro Lopez said Taylor was taken to a hospital where he had to have six or seven staples put in the back of his head.

Lopez said Taylor was in good enough condition that he was able to be with the team at the ballpark.

Luckily, Taylor was not more severely hurt. Meanwhile, police arrested Cruz and he remained in prison on Monday.

Scary stuff.