|Daniel Brito, image- Jay Floyd|
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.
Daniel Brito suffered a medical emergency and collapsed during Triple-A Lehigh Valley’s game at Rochester. He is undergoing surgery. This is a statement from the Phillies: pic.twitter.com/nfS4jutaxn— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) August 1, 2021
The IronPigs send our thoughts and prayers to Daniel Brito and his family as he continues to undergo medical evaluation in Rochester. https://t.co/1axxKkZBfV— Lehigh Valley IronPigs (@IronPigs) August 1, 2021
🙏 Phillies AAA 3B Daniel Brito suffered a medical emergency tonight & is undergoing surgery— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) August 1, 2021
Brito was given oxygen by paramedics before being transported to a Rochester hospital
The game was suspended
Brito has been in Phillies minor leagues since 2015pic.twitter.com/WF5IdxQuot