KTVU is reporting that a Scottsdale car accident Tuesday morning involves four people affiliated with the Giants' organization:
Battalion Chief Rod Thompson says the four were taken to a hospital for injuries suffered when their passenger van collided with a car near a hotel.
Thompson says one person's injuries are considered critical and possibly life-threatening. He said players appear to be among those hurt. No further details are immediately available.
Keeping a good thought and hoping for the best is probably a better use for your energy than speculating or passing on stray tweets. I think about the families and young people involved, and I can't, just can't, imagine what's going on right now in Arizona. Absolutely horrifying.
This is the second major accident involving Giants minor leaguers this offseason. Early in November, 17-year-old prospect Gustavo Cabrera almost lost his hand in a freak accident at home.
Here's hoping for good news throughout the day.
Update: According to AZFamily.com, 13 people were involved in the accident. Let's hope this is true:
"The van had 12 people in it, who were in town for a sports training camp," Clark said in an email to media outlets.
Three of those people were taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center Osborn. Their injuries reportedly were not life-threatening.
It's scary that the number of people involved jumped up. The report that none of the injuries were life-threatening is much better news than the first result.
Update: Missed this tweet from Baggs earlier ...
From what I'm told, the current understanding among guys at minor league camp is that the injuries are not life or career threatening.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) December 3, 2013
Update: Official confirmation from the Giants that the injuries aren't life-threatening, via Janie McCauley:
"Nothing life-threatening" for six #SFGiants minor leaguers injured in Scottsdale, Ariz., car accident this morning, says Staci Slaughter.— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) December 3, 2013