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.