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Luis Salazar airlifted to hospital

Updated: March 10, 2011, 11:13 AM ET
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was awake and able to respond to doctors Wednesday after being hit in the face by Brian McCann's foul liner while standing in the dugout during an exhibition game.

A Braves spokesman told multiple media outlets that Salazar didn't sustain any brain damage but suffered multiple facial fractures. He will have to undergo testing to determine damage to his left eye.

"We feel very fortunate and blessed that Louie is alive ...

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