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Padres farmhand released from Bakersfield hospital

May 1, 1997

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Jake Remington, the San Diego Padres farmhand who was injured in a batting practice accident, was transferred from a Bakersfield hospital Wednesday afternoon to San Diego to be checked by a neurosurgeon.

Remington, a pitcher for the Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, was scheduled to be examined Wednesday night. The Padres have said that Remington will need reconstructive facial surgery.

He received multiple fractures of the skull and nose, including fractures to the top orbit of both eyes, when hit by a ball during batting practice before a California League game Monday night

Remington, of Broken Arrow, Okla., was a ninth-round pick in the 1994 draft.

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