Phils prospect Brito in stable condition

August 4th, 2021

The Phillies announced on Tuesday that Daniel Brito, an infielder with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, is in stable condition after suffering a medical emergency during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against Rochester.

The 23-year-old appeared to be off balance in the bottom of the first inning and started to fall, but he was caught by the opposing third-base coach. Brito was helped to the ground and was reportedly administered oxygen by a paramedic until an ambulance arrived. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery and continues to undergo further testing.

Brito's mother flew in from Venezuela to be by his side, along with his girlfriend.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Brito is not ranked among Philadelphia's Top 30 Prospects. He has a .295/.364/.473 slash line in 71 games this season between Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading.