NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a harrowing Saturday for Logan Taylor.
The Mets’ minor league pitcher was placed on the disabled list after reportedly being attacked by a tire iron-wielding homeless man in Salt Lake City.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Taylor, who was in town with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate to play the Salt Lake Bees, was approached by 33-year-old Joshua Cruz, who was also armed with a sock full of rocks.
Cruz demanded Taylor’s wallet, but the pitcher refused. Taylor was then hit on the back of the head. He suffered a concussion and needed multiple staples to close a cut.
Cruz was later arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and failure to stop at the command of law enforcement, the newspaper reported.
Taylor, 25, started the season with Double-A Binghamton before being promoted, and is 1-1 with a 3.96 ERA at Triple-A.