Mets minor leaguer attacked by homeless man with tire iron

Mets minor league pitcher Logan Taylor is recovering from a concussion after being attacked by a homeless man over the weekend. 

Salt Lake City police told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a man later identified as Joshua Cruz hit Taylor in the back of the head with a tire iron Saturday after demanding the pitcher's wallet. Cruz also was carrying a sock filled with rocks at the time of the attack.

Taylor is a 25-year-old reliever for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, who were in town for a series against the Salt Lake Bees. Las Vegas manager Pedro Lopez told the Review-Journal Taylor needed six or seven staples in his head to close the wound.

Lopez said two other 51s players witnessed the attack.

“They tried to go after the guy when they realized it was Logan, but (the police) ended up catching the guy later on,” Lopez said.

Taylor, an Oklahoma native in his sixth season with the Mets organization, has been played on the seven-day disabled list. The Mets told the Review-Journal they had no comment on the incident.

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