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Pitcher Lara reports to Indians camp

Updated: March 31, 2009, 1:54 PM ET
Associated Press

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Pitcher Juan Lara will be back in a Cleveland Indians minor league uniform this week after he was nearly killed in a car crash.

His car had stopped at a traffic light when it was hit by a speeding motorcycle in November 2007. He was heading home after playing in the winter league in his native Dominican Republic.

Lara was left with severe brain trauma, a fractured spine, two broken ribs, a broken arm and punctured lung. Doctors kept him in a coma for weeks ...

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