Major scare for Eyre family turns into huge relief

SARASOTA, Fla. - I’m relieved to pass along news regarding the 3-year-old daughter of Orioles reliever Willie Eyre.

Reporters were told following today’s game that Eyre was pulled off the field during warmups and informed that Lily had fallen into a pool and was found by her mother. She apparently did not lose consciousness and was rushed to a local hospital, and X-rays taken on her lungs were negative.

Everything is fine, and she’s already back with her family.

Manager Buck Showalter didn’t have a final update while addressing the media - a team spokesman passed it along later - and he was clearly shaken by the incident. It really hits close to home for any parent.

Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.

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