A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday due to a medical issue on board.
The plane was on its way to California again within a few hours.
Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron said the plane landed in Albuquerque around 5:30 a.m. Friday and a passenger was taken to the hospital. The Cubs said the person was a player’s family member.
There is no word on the condition of the person who took ill on the flight, though MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported that it was not a life-threatening situation.
Jiron said the crew flying the plane “timed out” and didn’t have any more flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles. He said the plane left Albuquerque around 10:30 a.m.
The Cubs are set to play the Dodgers on Saturday in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.