Sunday, January 21, 2018
Sports

Recovering Giants fan home

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

Bryan Stow's family said Thursday on its website that Stow will now live with them in the Santa Cruz area after spending about a year at a live-in rehab facility in Bakersfield.

The family said Stow could have used more time at the center, but their insurance will no longer pay for it, so Stow's parents and home nurses will give him the around-the-clock care he needs.

Stow, a paramedic, was beaten in a parking lot after the 2011 opening day game between the Giants and Dodgers in Los Angeles. Two Dodgers fans are awaiting trial on charges in the beating, which sparked outrage and brought stadium security changes around the state and country.

Stow's family said the transition home has been hard. They said that while Stow appears to be doing better, he has memory problems, pain and stiffness.

Stow's family said that due cuts in therapy coverage, Stow has physically experienced a big setback.

"We do what we can at home, but he needs the five days a week that he grew accustomed to," they wrote. "We just don't know how to get that for him."

A lawsuit by Stow against the Dodgers organization and then-owner Frank McCourt is pending.

Jeter to ramp up: Yankees SS Derek Jeter was medically cleared to resume full baseball activities and running on his surgically repaired left ankle. The 13-time All-Star hasn't played this season after breaking his left ankle in last year's playoffs and having surgery. Jeter, 38, sustained another fracture during his rehabilitation, and isn't expected back until after the All-Star break in mid July.

Blue Jays: RHP Josh Johnson (finger blister) will move back to Sunday and R.A. Dickey will move up to pitch today against Texas.

Phillies: Rookie RHP Tyler Cloyd was optioned to Triple A to make room in the rotation for LHP John Lannan's return (strained left quad) on Monday. LHP Jake Diekman also was recalled from Triple A.

Pirates: RHP A.J. Burnett (strained right calf), Friday's scheduled starter, was put on the 15-day DL and RHP Charlie Morton, who had a elbow reconstruction procedure last June 14, was activated and started against Giants. The Pirates also released reliever Jose Contreras (back), who had been on the disabled list.

Rangers: Reliever Joakim Soria, who was recovering from elbow-ligament replacement surgery when the team signed him to an $8 million, two-year contract in the offseason, is finally set to throw off the Rangers Ballpark mound to major-league hitters. He will throw live batting practice to teammates today, a significant step for the reliever who hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 11, 2011, for Kansas City. "Finally, I'm here," he said. "I want to know where I'm at."

Rockies: OFs Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler and SS Troy Tulowitzki all left the loss to the Nationals with injuries. Gonzalez (bruised foot, day to day) was hit near the ankle by a foul ball while on deck in the first inning. Fowler (right hand) was hit on by a pitch after squaring to bunt in the third. Tulowitzki aggravated a ribs issue trying to make a play in the eighth.

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