Braves' Sean Rodriguez, family involved in auto crash

Player's wife, children admitted to Miami hospitals

Braves' Sean Rodriguez, family involved in auto crash

ATLANTA -- Braves utility man Sean Rodriguez and his family were in a serious car crash that involved a stolen police cruiser in Miami on Saturday afternoon.

The Braves confirmed the crash, which claimed the life of the man who had stolen the car. That car burst into flames after it collided with the black Suburban that carried Rodriguez, his wife, Giselle, and two of their kids.

Rodriguez did not require hospitalization, but his wife remained in fair condition and his two young children were in serious but stable condition in Miami hospitals on Sunday night, per a report from Miami's WVSN.

Rodriguez signed a two-year deal with the Braves in November and he is expected to begin the season as their primary second baseman. The minor injuries he suffered in the crash are not expected to prevent him from being ready for the start of Spring Training.

More details about Rodriguez's condition and status will likely be revealed later this week, but for now the Braves are keeping their focus on the health and well-being of the veteran's wife and children.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.