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Colombian Radamel Falcao
, recovering from an ACL injury, was perhaps the most lamentable scratch from this summer's
World Cup. The high-scoring forward is with his club, Monaco, on its U.S. tour but sat out Wednesday's 4-2 win over Atletico Nacional at Miami's Marlins Park. But he did take batting practice and
nearly decapitated the pitcher.
Before joining Monaco, Falcao's goals led River Plate, Porto and Atletico Madrid to titles and helped qualify Colombia for the World Cup.
Miami, Falcao visited a batting cage, where after some unimpressive swings he rifled a ball back toward the pitcher, who was lucky despite not quite comprehending the procedure of utilizing the