MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Phillies pitcher Vincente Padilla was involved in a car accident in which his driver was killed during a trip to the player's hometown.
Padilla said X-rays revealed he sustained minor injuries in the crash Thursday night. The director of the hospital where Padilla was treated originally said the right-hander, 26, broke his collarbone and a pitching finger.
The driver, Abrahan Flores, fell asleep and the car careened off the highway and rolled, police said.
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- Times staff writer Marc Topkin contributed to this report.