New York Mets star first baseman Pete Alonso told reporters on Monday that he was involved in a “brutal’ car crash on Sunday and his car flipped about thee times.
Alonso said another vehicle ran through a red light and hit his car. He said he is fine and doesn’t expect to miss anytime.
“Every day’s a gift. Man, today’s really special for me,” Alonso said. “I just had a blast out there today, doing work, seeing everybody. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier showing up to Spring Training. It’s truly amazing how I’m here. I’m so fortunate that everyone’s ok.” Alonso conceded the incident inflicted “a lot of emotional toll” but noted he’s “here, happy and healthy.”
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The 27-year-old slugger is coming off a season in which he led the Mets in every major batting category: hits (147), home runs (37), RBIs (94), batting average (.262) and on-base percentage (.344).
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