Atlanta Braves Player Hit in Deadly Miami-Dade Crash; Wife, Kids Hospitalized

Their vehicle was hit by a stolen police cruiser; the driver was killed in the crash

An Atlanta Braves infielder and his family are recovering after police say their SUV was hit by a man who had stolen a police officer's cruiser in Miami.

News outlets report that 31-year-old Miami native Sean Rodriguez, his wife Giselle and their two young children were T-boned by the stolen cruiser Saturday afternoon in Miami-Dade County.

The unidentified suspect was killed in the crash.

Rodriguez was not hurt, but the other members of his family were hospitalized. Rodriguez's wife was listed in fair condition Sunday and the 2-year-old and 8-year-old children were in serious but stable condition.

A 9-year veteran, Rodriguez attended G. Holmes Braddock High School in Miami and played the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He signed with the Braves in November. The Braves confirmed Rodriguez's involvement in the crash in a statement on Twitter.

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Police said an officer was investigating a suspicious incident in the area of Southwest 16th Street and 107th Avenue when her vehicle was stolen. The crash happened just a few minutes later.

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