MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP)—Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla(notes) accidentally shot himself in the leg in Nicaragua.
Dr. Eduardo Reguera said Padilla didn’t need surgery after spending time at Managua’s Metropolitan Hospital.
Police spokesman Vilma Reyes said Wednesday that Padilla’s pistol apparently jammed during a target shooting session late Tuesday. Padilla was trying to clear a round from the chamber when the pistol went off.
His agent, Adam Katz, told The Los Angeles Times that it was a “hunting accident.”
Padilla went 4-0 with a 3.20 ERA for the Dodgers the final two months of the regular season. He allowed one run in 7 1-3 innings in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series, but was battered for six runs in three innings in a season-ending loss to the Phillies.
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