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Astros Minor Leaguer Hospitalized After Car Accident

By ANNA-MEGAN RALEY, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Last evening, Astros minor league infielder Brandon Wikoff was in a one-car accident while in Florida for Spring Training. Wikoff is hospitalized and is currently listed in stable condition.

“Our thoughts are with Brandon and his family and friends,” said Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow. “We’re hopeful for a speedy recovery.”

Wikoff, a third baseman for the Corpus Christi Hooks, was selected by the  Astros in the fifth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Illinois.

Year   Age   Tm Lg Lev Aff
2009:    21   Tri-City ValleyCats   N.Y.-Penn. Lg.    A-    HOU
2009: 21   Lexington Legends   S. Atlantic Lg.    A    HOU
2010 22   Lancaster Jethawks   Calif. Lg.    A+    HOU
2011 23   Corp. Christi Hooks   Texas Lg.    AA    HOU
2011 23   OKC RedHawks   Pac. Coast Lg.    AAA    HOU
2012 24   Corp. Christi Hooks   Texas Lg.    AA    HOU

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