Ex-MLB infielder John Valentin, mom injured in Red Bank crash

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RED BANK, N.J. (AP) -- Former Boston Red Sox and New York Mets infielder John Valentin and his mom were injured Thursday when the SUV he was driving crashed into a building in New Jersey.
  
Red Bank Police Chief Darren McConnell said the 50-year-old Holmdel resident was driving along Route 35 when the SUV left the roadway and slammed into a building used by the Visiting Nurse Association. More than half the SUV went into the building, which was unoccupied because the agency is moving.

There were some traffic delays in the area after the crash. The building has been shored up until officials can determine if it is structurally sound.

The police chief said Valentin and his 71-year-old mother sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.
  
McConnell said Valentin may have suffered a medical problem prior to the crash.

Valentin played for the Red Sox from 1992 to 2001. He finished his major league career with the New York Mets in 2002.

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