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Carmona suffers borken right arm in car accident

December 2, 1997

ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (AP) _ Seattle Mariners right-hander Rafael Carmona broke both bones in his right forearm in an automobile accident, the club announced Monday.

He was expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday to set the bones and is expected to be sidelined for up to six months, the Mariners said.

The 25-year-old, who had been pitching for the Arecibo Lobos of the Puerto Rican Winter League, was driving to his home in Comerio when the accident occurred Sunday night.

Carmona spent the majority of the 1997 season with the Mariners’ Triple-A club in Tacoma, where he went 2-5 record with a 3.79 ERA.

He appeared in four games with Seattle, posting a 0-0 record with a 3.18 ERA.

Carmona made his major league debut with the Mariners in 1995 and recorded eight victories for Seattle in 1996.

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