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White Sox instructor hit by line drive during BP

Sierra struck above right eye, taken to hospital
MLB.com @scottmerkin

CLEVELAND -- White Sox pregame instructor Luis Sierra was struck by a line drive above the right eye during early batting practice Friday afternoon at Progressive Field. Sierra sustained two orbital fractures and a torn retina and will be staying overnight in a local hospital before having surgery on Saturday.

Sierra, who turned 28 on Thursday, played in the White Sox system from 2008-14. He joined the Major League staff prior to the 2015 season.

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CLEVELAND -- White Sox pregame instructor Luis Sierra was struck by a line drive above the right eye during early batting practice Friday afternoon at Progressive Field. Sierra sustained two orbital fractures and a torn retina and will be staying overnight in a local hospital before having surgery on Saturday.

Sierra, who turned 28 on Thursday, played in the White Sox system from 2008-14. He joined the Major League staff prior to the 2015 season.

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Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin and listen to his podcast.

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