Quintana injured in crash

Published Feb. 25, 1992|Updated Oct. 10, 2005

Boston Red Sox first baseman Carlos Quintana underwent surgery Monday after breaking his left arm and his right big toe in an automobile accident while driving to a hospital with two of his brothers, who had been shot.

"Doctors have assured me that he will not lose his career," said Narciso Quintana, the player's father.

Damaso Blanco, a family friend, said doctors said rehabilitation could begin in four weeks, but that Quintana might not be able to play for several months.

Quintana, who throws and bats right-handed, broke the upper bone in his left arm. Blanco said Quintana was injured when his car struck a bridge in Tacarigua de Mamporal, about 80 miles from Caracas.

At the time, Quintana was taking his younger brothers, Roberto, 21, and Eddie, 19, to the hospital after they had been shot at a party, one of many going on during the carnival period in the family's hometown in Mamporal.

"A guy just came in shooting," said Blanco.

He said Quintana's wife, Solys, who also was in the car, broke both her legs. The brothers were being treated for gunshot wounds.

Around the league

Mariners: The Japanese-backed ownership group seeking to buy the team and keep it in Seattle has forwarded additional financial and background information to Major League Baseball officials, spokesman Bob Hartley said Monday. Baseball's ownership committee said it needed the information before it could review the $100-million offer. The review could take up to 90 more days, commissioner Fay Vincent said.

Yankees: Daniel R. McCarthy reversed course and had his lawyer tell Vincent that he would meet with the commissioner next week to discuss his nomination as managing general partner. McCarthy, a Cleveland-area tax lawyer proposed to succeed Robert Nederlander, refused to meet with Vincent on Friday. The commissioner threatened to reject the nomination unless McCarthy changed his mind.

_ Times staff writer Marc Topkin contributed to this report.