Reid Brignac saved my life at spring training

Former Playboy Playmate Lauren Anderson recalled a scary incident when her husband, ex-MLB player Reid Brignac, had to revive her while she visited him at spring training.

“He saved my life, no joke,” she said during an appearance on “Carton & Roberts” on Friday.

Anderson and Brignac were dating at the time and she was visiting the infielder at spring training with the Rays — the team that selected him in the second round (45th overall) of the 2004 MLB Draft.

“I’m in his shower and I just lost consciousness. I wasn’t on drugs or nothing like that, I just had a lot of stress,” she said.

“He had to come in and revive me, and him and his roommate Fernando Perez, who was his teammate on the Rays at spring training, they had to bring me back to life. He found no pulse. I was gone, no pulse, nothing. My arms were numb for a few days after.”


Anderson said she thinks “it was only a couple minutes” before Brignac found her in the shower. She said doctors later told her that her blood pressure “dropped dangerously low,” and confirmed she was not pregnant at the time.

“Imagine him, he was this 23-year-old trying to make a name for himself in the big leagues… Then this Playboy Playmate comes in and dies in the shower,” she joked about her then-boyfriend.

Reid Brignac saved then-girlfriend Lauren Anderson’s life during a visit to spring training.
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 Reid Brignac #40 of the New York Yankees
Reid Brignac played for the Yankees in 2013.
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The situation didn’t simmer the couple’s chemistry, as they eventually tied the knot in 2010. Anderson and Brignac have two sons, Reid Jr. and Jace.

Brignac announced his retirement from professional baseball in July 2018, following stints with the Rays, Rockies, Yankees, Phillies, Marlins and Braves.

On Jan. 6, he was named manager of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets.

He was previously manager of the St. Lucie Mets, the Low-A affiliate of the Mets, after he served as manager of the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ Single-A affiliate.