Dodgers News: Brock Stewart Unharmed In Scary Auto Accident
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After the Los Angeles Dodgers played to the final possible day of the 2017 season, several players quickly began to take advantage of a shortened offseason. Notably, Ross Stripling, Alex Wood and Justin Turner each got married and went on subsequent honeymoons.

More recently, Joc Pederson attended the Lakers game on Monday night to soak in the Kobe Bryant jersey retirement ceremony in person, and Yasiel Puig has gone on a European vacation, with stops in Spain and Italy, all the while documenting it on social media.

Other players returned home to be their with families, particularly as the holiday season drew near. For Brock Stewart, a recent posting suggested he was in Charlotte, N.C.

Shortly after, Stewart shared he and his girlfriend were involved in an auto accident that they fortunately managed to walk away from unharmed, via his Twitter account:

Stewart was among the plethora of pitchers the Dodgers utilized over the past two seasons. He made his MLB debut in 2016 and was primarily used in spot duty as a starter that year.

But Stewart was slowed by shoulder trouble this past spring, and the injury carried into the regular season. As a result, he was shifted to a role out of the bullpen, making just four starts in 17 overall appearances. Stewart recorded one save and pitched to a 3.41 ERA, 4.73 FIP and 1.37 WHIP in those games.

Clayton Kershaw and Josh Ravin are other Dodgers pitchers to have been involved in auto accidents in recent years, with both occurring during Spring Training. Kershaw’s was a minor fender-bender, while Ravins sustained a broken left forearm in his.