Former MLB outfielder Karim Garcia was attacked in his native Mexico on Sunday. He suffered a broken nose and broken ribs in the assault.
Garcia, 40, is currently a right fielder for Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican Baseball League. He previously spent 10 years in the MLB, spending time with the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Tigers, Orioles, Indians, Yankees, Mets and Orioles.
"Thank you all for caring about me," Garcia wrote in Spanish (via the New York Daily News). "... Your show of support fills me with happiness. In the soul of God, bless you all."
Garcia was set to undergo surgery on Monday, according to Mexico's Record.
In eight games this season, Garcia has batted .320 for Saltillo with one home run and three RBIs.