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IronPigs infielder Brito suffers medical emergency

Daniel Brito, image- Jay Floyd
An emergency medical situation involving Lehigh Valley IronPigs infielder Daniel Brito halted a game in the first inning on Saturday in Rochester.  Brito was apparently unable to stand and was rushed by emergency services to a local hospital and underwent surgery to address the issue, per reports.  

The game that was stopped was slated to be the first contest of a double header.  Both games were postponed, as was Sunday's game against the Red Wings.

Brito, a 23-year-old lefty batter, was signed by the Phillies as an international free agent in 2014 at the age of 16.  

He was enjoying a breakout season, earning a promotion to the Triple-A level for the first time two weeks ago.  

In 63 games for Double-A Reading this year, Brito tallied a .296 batting average with 14 doubles, four triples, six home runs, 22 RBI and three stolen bases.  Since joining the IronPigs, the Venezuela native notched a .286 average with a double, a triple, a pair of homers and eight RBI.

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