Minor League pitcher attacked by homeless man in Salt Lake City

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jul 04, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY - Las Vegas 51s pitcher, Logan Taylor, is now on the 7-day disabled list after being attacked in Salt Lake City.

According to Salt Lake Police, Taylor was mugged on Sunday afternoon by Joshua Cruz in the area of 400 S. 200 w. Police say Cruz, who is homeless, demanded Taylor's wallet. When Taylor didn't comply police say, he was attacked with a crowbar and a sock full of rocks.

Witnesses called police and an officer was on scene in about a minute.

Police report Taylor was able to deflect a blow from the crowbar with his forearm but say that he was struck with the sock. Taylor is reported to have sustained a concussion in the fight.

The team manager reported that Taylor was taken to a hospital where he had six or seven staples put in the back of his head

Salt Lake Police report Cruz tried to run but was tazed and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on aggravated robbery and failure to stop at command of law enforcement.

The Las Vegas 51s played one more game on Monday before returning to Las Vegas, where Taylor is expected to see a doctor